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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 Dramatic Works of Shakspeare - Page 287
by William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
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Saint Thomas's Hospital Gazette, Volume 16

Medicine - 1906 - 518 pages
...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...we shall shock them ; nought shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true." Old Students' Reu)s. (Contributions to this column are very particularly...
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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...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) How is England to rest...
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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...And we shall shock them! Nought shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! 19 His conditional "if" is appropriate, pointing back as it does...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...I have a kind soul that would give you thanks, And knows not how to do it but with tears. BASTARD. e to me agai naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. [Exeunt. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW DRAMATIS...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Literary Criticism - 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...we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue. If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) His speech brings out the thematic core of the...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...earliest royal funerary 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...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 timeA] HOWE; time: F 117...
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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...we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) The Bastard never takes the throne, but his patriotic...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 500 pages
...fundamental idea of the whole piece seems to be conveyed in its closing lines, delivered by Faulconbridge: 'This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at...we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.' For this truth to herself, this concord, can only be preserved...
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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...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 seems that Shakspeare's...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...coming home of her revolted barons, that is, unity; and truth to herself. Here is our final speech: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (v. vii. 1 12) This is spoken by the Bastard, Faulconbridge, the...
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