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" This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out (I die pronouncing it), Like to a tenement, or pelting farm: England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious... "
The Historians' History of the World: England to 1485 - Page 485
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...of crashing waves, a survival of hostile attacks, a persistence amid peril and adversity. So she is England, bound in with the triumphant sea Whose rocky...shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune. (Richard II, ni 61) The sea is 'triumphant', 'envious'; relentless and cruel. The contest of waves...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...been for long at pains to train and humanize the savage and bestial instincts, spurning their attack: England bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky...shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune . . . (Richard II, ui 61) Browning in Caliban upon Setebos talks of the 'snaky sea', and the association...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...through the world, Is now leas'd out — I die pronouncing it — Like to a tenement or pelting farm. England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of wat'ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame, 7 I have discussed the function of Britain as a special,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Michael Hattaway, Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2002 - 283 pages
...founded on English military strength and valour, particularly in the Crusades, and he feels it keenly That England that was wont to conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself. (2.1.65-6) Graham Holderness argues that Christian kingship was united with chivalry in the image of...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 pages
...reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out - I die pronouncing it Like to a tenement or pelting farm. England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of wat'ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame. With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds. That England,...
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Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age

Allen D. Boyer - History - 2003 - 325 pages
...Against the envy of less happy lands; This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England . . . That England that was wont to conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.34 Five years later, at the Norwich assizes, Coke seems to have recalled this passage. He was...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 252 pages
...reputation through the world, Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it, Like to a tenement or pelting farm: England, bound in with the triumphant sea Whose rocky...conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself. Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life, How happy then were my ensuing death! WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,...
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The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Deanne Williams - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 283 pages
...regulation confirms Gaunt's sense of England's enslavement as well as its own potential for colonial rule: "With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds; / That...others, / Hath made a shameful conquest of itself" (2.1.64-6). While Richard expresses his domination of England in acts of writing ("rents, revenues.....
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Shakespeare and Renaissance Europe

Andrew Hadfield - Drama - 2005 - 314 pages
...far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry . . . England, bound in with the triumphant sea. Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of wat'ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds, (R2 2.1.40-2....
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Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-first Century

Rui Manuel G. de Carvalho Homem, Ton Hoenselaars, A. J. Hoenselaars - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 269 pages
...dear dear land, Is now leased out — I die pronouncing it — Like to a tenement or pelting farm. England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege ( )f wat'ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds. That England...
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