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" Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest I am as valiant as Hercules. But beware instinct. The lion will not touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was now a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself, and thee,... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copies ... - Page 424
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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The First Part of King Henry IV

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1997 - 214 pages
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The Art of Comedy Writing, Volume 10

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 127 pages
...'s answer to Prince Hal: FALSTAFF: By the Lord, I knew ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters: Was it for me to kill the heir apparent?...touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. Falstaff is a trickster figure, who continually escapes, one way or another, from embarrassments, from...
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The First Part of Henry the Fourth: With the Life and Death of Henry ...

William Shakespeare, Neil Freeman - Drama - 2000 - 124 pages
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...open and apparent shame? FALSTAFF By the Lord, I knew ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters. Was it for me to kill the heir apparent?...the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was no a coward on instinct. 200 Orson Welles on Shakespeare I shall think the better of myself, and thee,...
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Mirth Making: The Rhetorical Discourse on Jesting in Early Modern England

Chris Holcomb, Christopher M. Holcomb - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 230 pages
...exposes Falstaffs story as a lie, Falstaff quickly recovers and explains that he ran away on instinct: "Should I turn upon the true Prince? Why, thou knowest...the true prince. Instinct is a great matter; I was now a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself and thee during my life—I for a valiant...
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Holy and Noble Beasts: Encounters with Animals in Medieval Literature

David Salter - Literary Collections - 2001 - 168 pages
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 1347 pages
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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 286 pages
...thematic continuities among the plays of the Henriad. Falstaff introduces it offhandedly: Why, hear you, my masters. Was it for me to kill the heir- apparent?...life — I for a valiant lion, and thou for a true prince.2 As with so much of Falstaffs discourse, the lines are overdetermined. In the context of the...
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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 148 pages
...show of the speaker's character? E2 Why, hear you my masters, was it for me to kill the heir-apparent? should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...the true prince; instinct is a great matter: I was now a coward on instinct: I shall think the better of myself, and thee, during my life — I for a...
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Lions in our Lives

Terry Julian - History - 2006
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