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" Volsces ; men and lads, Stain all your edges on me. — Boy ! False hound ! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli : Alone I did it. — Boy ! Auf. "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 1998
by William Shakespeare - 1709
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On Self and Social Organization

Charles Horton Cooley - Psychology - 1998 - 259 pages
...into that of Coriolanus when, having been sneered at as a "boy of tears," he cries out: Boy! . . . If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I 158 Self, Social Order, and Social Change Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli; Alone I...
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Great Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays

John Green, Paul Negri - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 64 pages
...speak. CORIOLANUS. Cut me to pieces, Volsces, men and lads, Stain all your edges on me. Boy! false hound! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioles: Alone I did it. Boy! AUFIDIUS. Why, noble lords,...
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The Tragedie of Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...exalted to tragic dignity. Our readers have, doubtless, ignorantly admired the original. ' Boy ! False hound ! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That like an eagle in a dove cote, I Fluttered your Volsces in Corioli. Alone I did it— Boy.' The following is the improved...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...strangest moment is when he suddenly, at the end, thinks of how he is regarded by Volscian historians: If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That like an eagle in dove-cote, I Flutter 'd yourVolscians in Corioles. Alone I did it. Boy! Here, his wish to be dismembered...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 34

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...is the word 'Boy': Cut me to pieces, Volsces; men and lads, Stain all your edges on me. 'Boy'! False hound! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli. Alone I did it. 'Boy'! (5.6.112-17) The method I...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...the earlier scene by calling him a "boy." Again, Coriolanus becomes instantly incensed: Boy? False hound! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioles. Alone I did it. Boy? (V.vi.112-16) In two critical...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...who takes it By sovereignty of nature. (iv. vii. 33) The same contrast rings out in his final boast: If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli: Alone I did it. (vv 1 14) Yet a mightier power beats...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...and Banquo ? Sergeant. Yes ; As sparrows eagles or the hare the lion. (Mac bit 'h, i. ii. 33) Again: If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli: Alone I did it. (Coriolanus, vv 114) The eagle is...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...his personal renown: Cut me to pieces, Volsces; men and lads, Stain all your edges on me. Boy! false hound! If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli: Alone I did it. Boy! (V.vi.i 12-17) The 'alone' is...
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Spirit, Soul, and City: Shakespeare's Coriolanus

Jan H. Blits - Drama - 2006 - 243 pages
...tells of having harmed not only Aufidius but "your Volscians." "'Boy!' False hound!" he cries out; If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioles. (5.6.112-15) With an ill-timed boast of the harm...
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