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" Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound ; But now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough : — this earth, that bears thee dead, Bears not alive so stout a... "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 552
1850
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Forty-minute Plays from Shakespeare, Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Frederick George Barker - English drama - 1924 - 395 pages
...of death Lies on my tongue.— Percy, thou art dust. He dies. Prince. Fare thee well, great heart! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so brave a gentleman. Adieu, And take thy praise with thee to heaven! — He spies Falstaff on the ground....
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...and hungry as the grave. J lie Seasons : ll',nt,r. THOMSON. Brave Percy, fare thee well ! Ill-weaned ambition, how much art thou shrunk: When that this...now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. Htnry VI., Part/. Actv. Sc. 4. SHAKESPEARE. How loved, how honored once, avails thee not, To whom related,...
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - Drama - 1985 - 254 pages
...over Hotspur's corpse that fixes his tragedy firmly in the outmoded de casibus tradition: Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. (5.4.88-92) consciousness that, in its theatrical flexibility, transcends the monolithic heroic ethos....
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet, Henry IV

Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library - Education - 1994 - 226 pages
...categories. Hal too has the sheen of chivalry upon him in his generous tribute to the dead Hotspur: Fare thee well, great heart. Ill-weaved ambition,...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. (5.4.89-95) Hal's detractors will say it is easy for winners to be generous. Maybe so, but not all...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the ...

John Julius Norwich - History - 2001 - 432 pages
...only the battle of Shrewsbury but, effectively, Shakespeare's play. Prince Hal makes his noble speech When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman during which he covers the dead man's face with the plumes from his own helmet; there follows a short...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 pages
...conventional gloss of his killer's tongue: HOTSPUR: No, Percy, thou art dust, And food for— PRINCE: For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart....now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. As we have seen, Renaissance literature devoted to "killing" men and women into interpretive property...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...hand of death Lies on my tongue: — no, Percy, thou art dust, And food for— [Diet. PRINCE HENRY. ellers are ent'ring, brother: make good room. Enter...sweetly, and say nothing, I am yours for the walk; wen sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal: — But let my favours hide thy...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...all the world, Must have a stop. Hotspur — 1 Henry IV V.iv Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. Prince — 1 Henry IV V.iv To die, is to be a counterfeit; for he is but the counterfeit of a man who...
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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 148 pages
...art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; 90 But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough....courtesy I should not make so dear a show of zeal. 95 But let my favours hide thy mangled face; And even in thy behalf I'll thank myself For doing these...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...crown prince Hal, die sun/son around whom bodi Falstaff and Hotspur circle, has this to say of Hotspur: When that this body did contain a spirit, A Kingdom...Earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a Gendeman. [5.4.89] and diis of Falstaff: Deadi hath not struck so fat a Deer to-day, Though many dearer...
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