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" Richard ; no man cried, God save him; No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : But dust was thrown upon his sacred head ; Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, — His face still combating with tears and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare - Page 305
by William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
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King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1981 - 292 pages
...contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried ' God save him!' No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home; But dust was thrown upon his...patience, That had not God for some strong purpose steeled The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But...
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The Object of Literary Criticism

Richard Shusterman - Criticism - 1984 - 248 pages
...much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard; no man cried, God save him No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home, But dust was thrown upon his...must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him."92 Dryden thus argues for the greatness of this passage by so focussing our reading of...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume XIII: Plays: All for Love, Oedipus, Troilus ...

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 672 pages
...contempt, mens eyes Did scowl on Richard: no man cry'd God save him: No joyful tongue gave him his welcom home, But dust was thrown upon his Sacred head, Which...That had not God (for some strong purpose) steel'd so The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And Barbarism it self have pity'd him. To speak...
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Stages of History: Shakespeare's English Chronicles

Phyllis Rackin - Drama - 1990 - 276 pages
...contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried "God save him!" No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home, But dust was thrown upon his...must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But heaven hath a hand in these events, To whose high will we bound our calm contents....
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 260 pages
...joyful tongue gave" Richard "his welcome home" (5.2.11,2829). York reports that dust was thrown on his sacred head, Which with such gentle sorrow he...must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. (30-36) Here Richard carries his grief and patience with "tears and smiles" far different...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 884 pages
...scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried 'God save him!' No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home; 5o But dust was thrown upon his sacred head, Which with...patience, That had not God for some strong purpose steeled The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1290 pages
...contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard; no man cried, 'God save him!' No joyful tongue gave Your Grace attended heartt of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But heaven hath...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - Drama - 1999 - 196 pages
...contempt, mens eyes Did scowl on Richard: no man cry'd God save him: No joyful tongue gave him welcom home. But dust was thrown upon his Sacred head. Which...men. they must perforce have melted. And Barbarism it self have pity'd him. G (Vickers I, 265) Dryden's praise of the speech is echoed by other writers...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume 13

John Dryden - English drama - 1956 - 682 pages
...contempt, mens eyes Did scowl on Richard: no man cry'd God save him: No joyful tongue gave him his welcom home, But dust was thrown upon his Sacred head, Which...That had not God (for some strong purpose) steel'd so The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And Barbarism it self have pity'd him. To speak...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 484 pages
...more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on R1chard: no man cried, 'God save him': No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home, But dust was thrown upon his...patience), That had not God (for some strong purpose) steeled The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him.* To...
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