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" By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 182
by William Shakespeare - 1808
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2002 - 283 pages
...theatrical representation of Richard's bad conscience. This feeling is reinforced by his confessing: By the apostle Paul, shadows tonight Have struck more...Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers . . . (5.3.217-19) In his final soliloquy, although at times his self-dramatisation is a direct appeal...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...single hobgoblin's nonentity Should cause more fear than a whole host's identity! (xvi, 120) Compare: By the apostle Paul, shadows tonight Have struck more...terror to the soul of Richard Than can the substance often thousand soldiers Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond. (Richard HI, v, iii, 217) 'Shallow'...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...even though we may become adept at ignoring it. Richard says later to one of his attendants, . . . shadows tonight Have struck more terror to the soul...Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers. (Richard IIIV 3 217-19) The judgement of the soul is terrifying. In the end, however, he still chooses...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...the head of Richard. SIR RICHARD RATCLIFF. Nay, good my lord, be not afraid of shadows. KING RICHARD. ic. SIR NATHANIEL. Lous Deo, bone intelligo. HOLOFBRNES. Bo often thousand soldiers Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond. It is not yet near day. Come, go...
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