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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 Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 102
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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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...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) The Bastard never takes the throne, but his patriotic tone rallies the spirit of...
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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 Values Connection

A. James Reichley - Political Science - 2002 - 285 pages
...national emergency: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror . . . Come the three corners of the world in arms And we...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! At the same time, he understood, and brooded over, what was being lost. The ghost of Hamlet's father,...
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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...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (v. vii. 1 12) This is spoken by the Bastard, Faulconbridge, the bluff, humorous, critical, warm-hearted...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...BASTARD. O, let us pay the time but needful woe, Since it hath been beforehand with our grefs. — e, It did not lie there when I went to bed. MARCUS naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. [Exeun . sail, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW...
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Shakespeare and Violence

R. A. Foakes, Reginald Anthony Foakes - Drama - 2003 - 224 pages
...becomes momentarily his old self again for the play's final lines, with its rousing patriotic appeal: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them! The Bastard, 'Brave soldier' (5.6.13), is surely meant to be in armour here, and resume his image as...
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Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758-1797

John Sugden - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 943 pages
...its proud boast: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror . . . Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Most lovingly of all did Nelson misquote the words Shakespeare gave his hero Henry V before the battle...
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Shakespeare's Histories: Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy

Lily B. Campbell - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 346 pages
...the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes arc come home again, Come the three corners of the world...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Holinshed's chronicle of England records that at the trial of Edward Campion for treason in 1581 it...
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Blitz: The Story of December 29, 1940

Margaret Gaskin - History - 2006 - 430 pages
...jewel": Richard II. Shakespeare was a favorite oracle now, with the littleknown King John much plundered: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Colin Perry read this in an American magazine: Perry, p. 201; Come The Three Corners by Sir Harry Britain...
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