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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 : — this earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 108
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Great Britain - 1998 - 340 pages
...dust)', of his vanquished rival, see lI. 71-2above from Ecclesiastes 3: 20, and M253: 'A Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this...small a bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth 90 Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert...
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Horace: Epodes and Odes

Daniel H. Garrison, Horace - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 420 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...bound; But 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),...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the ...

John Julius Norwich - History - 2001 - 438 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...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman during which he covers...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Mercury Theatre on the air (Radio program). - 2001 - 342 pages
...And food for — (Percy dies.) PRINCE For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert sensible...
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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
...thou art dust, And food for— PRINCE: For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. As we have seen, Renaissance literature devoted to "killing" men and women into interpretive...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 276 pages
...fallen hero, of love and something, too, of the generosity of soul which is Hotspur's hallmark. Prince. For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart!...bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert sensible...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Quotations, English - 2002 - 244 pages
...time's fool; And time, that takes survey of all the world, Must have a stop. Hotspur — 1 Henry IV V.iv Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weav'd ambition,...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough: this earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. Prince — 1 Henry IV...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1989 - 1286 pages
...food for— [Diet. PRINCE HENRY. For worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart! — Ill-weaved IO, BENEDICK, BALTHAZAR, DON JOHN.BORACHIO, MARGARET,...will you walk about with your friend? HERO. So you w enough: — this earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wen sensible...
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - English drama - 2002 - 186 pages
...= to pay completely), making word-play out of the double meanings of both 'pay' and 'scot'. Prince For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart...a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; 90 But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead Bears not...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 442 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...bound: But now two paces of the vilest Earth Is room enough. This Earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a Gendeman. [5.4.89] and diis of Falstaff:...
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