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" When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copies ... - Page 485
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 315 pages
...contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth 90 Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears...of zeal. But let my favours hide thy mangled face ; He covers Hotspur's face And, even in thy behalf, I'll thank myself For doing these fair rites of...
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Horace: Epodes and Odes

Daniel H. Garrison, Horace - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 396 pages
...poetic plural. For the paradox of a great spirit in a small grave, cf. Shakespeare Henry IV 5.4.89ff: When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. litus ... Matinum: either on the Adriatic coast, on the "spur" of the Italian boot (Mt. Gargano), or...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the ...

John Julius Norwich - History - 2001 - 432 pages
...only the battle of Shrewsbury but, effectively, Shakespeare's play. Prince Hal makes his noble speech When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman during which he covers the dead man's face with the plumes from his own helmet; there follows a short...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...of zeal. But let my favours hide thy mangled face; And, even in thy behalf, I'll thank myself For doing these fair rites of tenderness. Adieu, and take...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 pages
...For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. As we have seen, Renaissance literature devoted to "killing" men and women into interpretive property...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...of zeal; But let my favours hide thy mangled face. And even in thy behalf I'll thank myself 13 George Hibbard, The Making of Shakespeare's Dramatic Poetry...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart! — Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! RACHIO, MARGARET, URSULA, and others, maskt; with...sweetly, and say nothing, I am yours for the walk; wen sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal: — But let my favours hide thy...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Hotspur — 1 Henry IV V.iv Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. Prince — 1 Henry IV V.iv To die, is to be a counterfeit; for he is but the counterfeit of a man who...
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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 148 pages
...art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; 90 But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough....courtesy I should not make so dear a show of zeal. 95 But let my favours hide thy mangled face; And even in thy behalf I'll thank myself For doing these...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...crown prince Hal, die sun/son around whom bodi Falstaff and Hotspur circle, has this to say of Hotspur: When that this body did contain a spirit, A Kingdom...Earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a Gendeman. [5.4.89] and diis of Falstaff: Deadi hath not struck so fat a Deer to-day, Though many dearer...
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