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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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 43

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 292 pages
...the reigns of Elizabeth and James. He prophesies an England blessed with peace and prosperity, when every man shall eat in safety Under his own vine what...sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. (lines 33-5) Henry's assertion of independence also entails a break with Rome. The text neatly hints...
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Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 287 pages
...in All is True, when Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, prophesies that under Elizabeth I every man shall eat in safety Under his own vine what...sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. (AH is True 5-4-33-5) A more realistic and adulterated version of this pastoral would seem to be the...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...and heavenly thoughts still counsel her. She shall be loved and feared . Her own shall bless her; 30 Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn, And hang...sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours . 35 God shall be truly known, and those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour 23...
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Female & Male Voices in Early Modern England: An Anthology of Renaissance ...

Betty Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott - Literary Collections - 2000 - 411 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...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors.11 God shall be truly known, and those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...turn her wheel about, so Shakespeare ends his last history play with the prophesy of Thomas Cranmer: 'In her days every man shall eat in safety / Under...plants, and sing / The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors' (5.5.34-6). Shakespeare goes Niccols one better, extending this vision of peace to her successor,...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 126 pages
...shall nurse her, 29 Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her; 30 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 37 From her shall read the perfect ways of...
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The Tragedy of Richard III, with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...contrasts his own times with the days of civil fury in a prophetic view of the reign of Elizabeth: 'In her days, every man shall eat in safety, Under...plants; and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors,' Hen. VIII: V, iv, 35-37. — PETRI (p. 221): It will be noticed how all stand overcome...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 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...hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with her. (vv). Elizabeth Woodville ()H.Vl; R.I1) In ) Henry VI the daughter of Earl Rivers and Lady Grey....
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...shall nurse her; Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her; She shall be lov'd, and fear'd. 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, And by those...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...attractive of Cranmer's pictures of the golden age is that of the peaceful, self-sufficient householder : In her days every man shall eat in safety Under his...plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbors. (5.5-34HS) The emphasis on domestic happiness is very different from Gaunt 's vision of...
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