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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 Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 284
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 63

Nineteenth century - 1908
...heart to his countrymen in the stirring lines with which Faulconbridge winds up the play of King John : This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do prove but true. One can...
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St. Thomas's Hospital Gazette, Volume 16

1906
...medical men. and do good work. Let me remind you in conclusion of the words of Faulconbridge :— " This England never did nor never shall Lie at the...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them ; nought shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true." Old Students'...
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Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

Philip Edwards - Drama - 1979 - 284 pages
...convenient focus for the loyalty of a reunited England in the Bastard's speech at the close of the day. This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them. Naught shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true. (V.vii.1 12-18)...
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Images of Englishmen and Foreigners in the Drama of Shakespeare and His ...

A. J. Hoenselaars, Ton Hoenselaars - Drama - 1992 - 347 pages
...reference to other, foreign nations is conveyed in Faulconbridge's famous lines that end the history: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...again Come the three corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them! Nought shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! 19 His conditional...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...would give you thanks, And knows not how to do it but with tears. BASTARD. O, let us pay the time but ions And we shall shock them; naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. [Exeunt....
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...speech suggests that even when Henry becomes King, the Bastard will embody the spirit of kingship: This England never did, nor never shall. Lie at the...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms. And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue. If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii,...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...ceremonial Bifuni) at II. i lo-i I. monument in England. BASTARD trisingl 0, let us pay the time but needful woe. Since it hath been beforehand with our...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them! Naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Exeunt no...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...times of threatened invasion (in 1745, and during the Napoleonic scares) : O let us pay the time but needful woe. Since it hath been beforehand with our...wound itself. Now these her princes are come home Faulconbridge, Robert Ferdinand, King of Navarre again, Come the three corners of the world in arms,...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...127-158). Indeed, it is the Bastard who, after John's death, states in the final words of the play: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii,...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...famous by their birth. Ac. Add the famous passage in King John : — This England never did, nor ever shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when...again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. And it certainly...
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