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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 Twentieth Century, Volume 63

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...nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do prove but true. One can fancy what a cheer arose in the Globe Theatre at the first declamation of this...
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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...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true." Old Students' Reu)s. (Contributions to this column are very particularly requested.) BE Harper, MRCS,...
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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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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 205 pages
...God's presence or absence is displaced. King John concludes with the Bastard's rousing clarion call: Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (5.7.116-18) 34 need and a dramatic distraction from King John's ambivalence. Bellicose nationalism...
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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...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! 19 His conditional "if" is appropriate, pointing back as it does to the preceding period of complex...
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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 - 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...make us rue. If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) His speech brings out the thematic core of the play. England is united, but because...
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Free Trade: 1793-1886, Volume 4

Lars Magnusson - Commerce - 1997 - 4 pages
...native labour, and native energy, enterprise, and intellect, fair play and then in industry, as in arms: Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Commerce is merely the handmaid of industry. The proper sphere of commerce is to distribute industrial...
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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 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...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.' For this truth to herself, this concord, can only be preserved when the state is pervaded by the ecclesiastical,...
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