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" Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! 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... "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 552
1850
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Publications of the Surtees Society, Volume 67

Great Britain - 1876
...audience that ever listened to its theatrical recital. " Fure tbee well, great heart 1— Hl-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk When that this...now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough : — Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven I Thy ignominy sleep with thee within the grave,...
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The Student's Shakespeare: Thirty-seven Plays, Analyzed and Topically ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 625 pages
...ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it wag too small a bound ; But now, two paces of the vilest...thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so great a show of zeal : — But let my favours hide thy mangled face ; And, even in thy behalf, I '11...
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Untrodden English Ways

Henry Charles Shelley - Great Britain - 1908 - 341 pages
...throne. Hotspur himself fell on that stoutlycontested field : " fare thee well, great heart ! Dl-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman." News of the disaster and the death of his heroic son reached the Earl of Northumberland on his march....
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - Curiosa - 1909 - 1104 pages
...lay his weary bones among ye : Give him a little earth for charity 1 Henry VII/., Act. iv., Sc. 2. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When...now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. Henry JV.t Part /., Act v., Sc. 4. And these quotations bring to mind the curious verbal analogy between...
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The New Grant White Shakespeare: Richard II ; Henry IV, Part First

William Shakespeare - 1912
...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....thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so great a shew of zeal : — But let my favours hide thy mangled face, And, even in thy behalf, 1 11...
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Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry ...

Frederick Parkes Weber - Death - 1918 - 786 pages
...Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I., act v., scene 4 (Prince Henry's speech over Hotspur's body) : — " Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When,...now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough." In Shakespeare's King Henry VI, Part III. (act v., scene 2), Warwick, "the King-maker," says: — "...
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King Henry the Fourth: Part I, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1922 - 159 pages
...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...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 264. 10 Ill-weav'd ke pleasant on the sense, most Henry IV. Pi. 1. ActV. Sc. 4. L. 88. 11 Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition. Henry VI. Ft. II. Act...
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The Outline of Literature, Volume 2

John Drinkwater - Literature - 1923 - 1136 pages
...vanities. But note Prince Harry's over his dead body: . . . Fare thee well, great heart ! Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this...bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. And then— but then! — when he sees the supposed corpse of old Falstaff, the lecher, the wine-bibber,...
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The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life-story

Frank Harris - Dramatists, English - 1909 - 422 pages
...Prince Henry concludes the phrase, and continues the. Hamlet-like philosophic soliloquy : "P. Henry. For worms, brave Percy; fare thee well, great heart!...now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough: . . . ." t I have tried to do justice to this portrait of Hotspur, for Shakespeare never did a better...
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