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" This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 203
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Deanne Williams - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 283 pages
...embodies a principle of resistance that is codified in nationalistic terms at the play's conclusion: This England never did. nor never shall. Lie at the...conqueror. But when it first did help to wound itself. (5.7.112-14). Patriotic effusions such as these have inspired critics to dub the Bastard "an English...
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Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820, Volume 2

Jeffrey Kahan - English literature - 2004 - 384 pages
...Rowe'sJane Shore (1.2.126). 5.1.10-14 O God of battles, steel my soldiers' hearts — (Henry V, IV.i.289) This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. (King John, V.vii.l 12-14) Francklin's "Great God of armies" is clearly taken from Henry V; his sentiment...
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Shakespeare's Histories: Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy

Lily B. Campbell - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 346 pages
...THE TROUBLESOME REIGN OF KING JOHN SHAKESPEARE'S King John closes with _Jits most often quoted words: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes arc come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Nought shall...
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Best of Enemies: Anglo-French Relations Since the Norman Conquest

Robert Gibson - History - 2005 - 326 pages
...plot, this earth, this realm, this England. The other, shorter but no less emphatic, is in King John: This England never did, nor never shall Lie at the...conqueror But when it first did help to wound itself. . . These passages owe as much to the time when they were written as to their position within the action...
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Blitz: The Story of December 29, 1940

Margaret Gaskin - History - 2006 - 430 pages
...jewel": Richard II. Shakespeare was a favorite oracle now, with the littleknown King John much plundered: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Colin Perry read this in an American magazine: Perry, p. 201; Come The Three Corners by Sir Harry Britain...
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King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...rise."' BASTARD O, let us pay the time but needful woe, Since it hath been beforehand with our griefs. This England never did nor never shall Lie at the...conqueror But when it first did help to wound itself. 120 Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms And we shall...
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Renaissance Drama

Sandra Clark - History - 2007 - 224 pages
...the Bastard Falconbridge at the end of Shakespeare's King John (?1596) represents one such response: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...conqueror But when it first did help to wound itself. . . . Naught shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true. (5.7.112-14, 117-18) Falconbridge,...
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The Globe, Volumes 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...thee a bulwark of the cause of men; And I by my affection was beguiled." And then, there is King John: "This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself .... Come three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them; nought shall make us rue, If...
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