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" It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one of another : therefore let men take heed of their company. "
“The” Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ... - Page 214
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Chimes at Midnight

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 1988 - 340 pages
...third word a lie. SHALLOW (off): Sir John! FALSTAFF: 1 come, Master Shallow, 1 come. (To the Page.) 1 will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter for the wearing out of six fashions. You shall see him laugh. (Falstaff begins to laugh.) DAVY (entering...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 234 pages
...is also an element of the arrogant aristocrat's eagerness to visit court contempt on his inferiors: "I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Henry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions." Falstaff's greatness as a character derives...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...manipulable operation. He inhabits and bridges many contexts and profits from his mobility like a merchant: "I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions" (2H4 5.1.75), he says overoptimistically in Gloucestershire. He can...
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Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing

Meredith Anne Skura - Drama - 1993 - 325 pages
...substitutes like Justice Shallow, Falstaff keeps thinking about the Prince as his absent audience: "I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions . . . and 'a shall laugh without intervallums. . . . O, you shall see...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...near their master; if to his men, I would curry with Master Shallow that no man could better command his servants. It is certain that either wise bearing...diseases, one of another; therefore let men take heed 70 of their company. I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...near their master: if to his men, I would curry with Master Shallow, that no man could better command to t the wearing-out of six fashions, — which is four terms, or two actions, — and a' shall iaugh without...
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Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context

Patricia A. Parker, Patricia Parker, Professor Patricia Parker - Drama - 1996 - 392 pages
...echoed in Falstaff 's lines on the servants or seconds of Shallow who are "near their master" (Vi73): "It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant...another; therefore let men take heed of their company" (Vi75— 77). But this sense of what is carried in the sense of a disease to be caught from ill company...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...Falstaff also trusts that the Prince will have nothing better to do than listen to Falstaff 's witticisms: I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions, which is four terms, or two actions, and 'a shall laugh without intervallums....
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Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 287 pages
...their master; if to his men, I would curry with 65 Master Shallow that no man could better command his servants. It is certain that either wise bearing...devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince 70 Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions — which is four terms, or two actions...
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Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene

Todd Breyfogle, David Grene - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 405 pages
...near their master; if to his men, I would curry with Master Shallow, that no man could better command his servants. It is certain that either wise bearing...carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one of another. He then adds, in words that redound upon himself: Therefore let men take heed of their company. This,...
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