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" Her own shall bless her: Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn, And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with her; In her days every man shall eat in safety Under his own vine what he plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ... - Page 104
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...feminine spirit is the creative spirit in both men and women — in the form of the baby Elizabeth: . . . good grows with her; In her days every man shall eat...safety Under his own vine what he plants, and sing 292 The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. God shall be truly known, and those about her From...
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Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend

Clark Hulse - History - 2003 - 158 pages
...Truth shall nurse her. Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her. She shall be loved and feared. Her own shall bless her; Her foes shake like a field of...The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. God shall be truly known, and those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour.5 Though Shakespeare...
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Forever Juliet: The Life and Letters of Gwen Ffrancon-Davies, 1891-1992

Martial Rose - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 202 pages
...Elizabeth to be blessed by Archbishop Cranmer, who foretells great things for her and for her nation: 'In her days every man shall eat in safety, Under...sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours.' Warming words to the war-weary, the monarch and his people. Quayle's other daughter, a two-year old,...
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Increase and Multiply: Governing Cultural Reproduction in Early Modern England

David Glimp - Demography - 2003 - 230 pages
...self-interest that wastes—Cranmer offers a vision of economic plenitude during the future rule of Elizabeth: "In her days every man shall eat in safety / Under...plants, and sing / The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors" (Vv33-35). In immediate contrast to the specter of Wolsey's degenerative "ill husband[ry]"...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library

Catherine M. S. Alexander
...your love. (4. i .75-7) See also Cleopatra's debate with Dolabella (Antony and Cleopatra, 5.2.73-99). In her days every man shall eat in safety Under his...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors. (5-5-34-) The emphasis on domestic happiness is very different from Gaunt 's vision of...
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Speak to Me of Love

Robin Lee Hatcher - Fiction - 2003 - 273 pages
...house on this ridge. But tonight. I understand. It's so peaceful here." Her voice changed slightly. " 'Every man shall eat in safety / Under his own vine.../ The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours.' " When she recited those words. they painted an image in his mind, in his heart. He almost believed...
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The Shakespeare Enigma

Peter Dawkins - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 477 pages
...a child. In all cases the daughter, when grown from childhood to womanhood, becomes Cranmer. . . . Good grows with her. In her days, every Man shall...The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. God shall be truly known, and those about her, From her shall read the perfect way of honour, And by those...
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Queen Elizabeth I: Past and Present

Christa Jansohn - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 248 pages
...She shall be lov'd and fear'd: her own shall bless her; Her toes shake like a field of beaten com. And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors. God shall be truly known, and those about her l;rom her shall read the perfect [ways] of...
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Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 183 pages
...shall nurse her, Holy anil heavenly thoughts still counsel her; She shall be loved and feared. Her own shall bless her; Her foes shake like a field of...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors. God shall be truly known, and those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour,...
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 265 pages
...feared. Her own [people] shall bless her; Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn [wind-swept grain]. And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors. God shall be truly known [ie, the true religion shall prevail], and those about her From...
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