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" This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall... "
Elegant extracts in poetry - Page 661
by Elegant extracts - 1816
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St. Thomas's Hospital Gazette, Volume 16

1906
...medical men. and do good work. Let me remind you in conclusion of the words of Faulconbridge :— " This England never did nor never shall Lie at the proud...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true." Old Students' Reu)s. (Contributions to this column are very particularly requested.) BE Harper, MRCS,...
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Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

Philip Edwards - Drama - 1979 - 284 pages
...convenient focus for the loyalty of a reunited England in the Bastard's speech at the close of the day. This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud...corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them. Naught shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true. (V.vii.1 12-18) How is England to rest...
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Tudor Drama and Religious Controversy

James C. Bryant - Drama - 1984 - 165 pages
...the Bastard — here the voice of English nationalism — the most celebrated lines of the play. This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud...corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Naught shall make us rue If England to itself do rest but true."1 (5.7.112-118) Shakespeare's audience,...
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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 205 pages
...God's presence or absence is displaced. King John concludes with the Bastard's rousing clarion call: Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (5.7.116-18) 34 need and a dramatic distraction from King John's ambivalence. Bellicose nationalism...
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Images of Englishmen and Foreigners in the Drama of Shakespeare and His ...

A. J. Hoenselaars, Ton Hoenselaars - Drama - 1992 - 347 pages
...reference to other, foreign nations is conveyed in Faulconbridge's famous lines that end the history: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! 19 His conditional "if" is appropriate, pointing back as it does to the preceding period of complex...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...speech suggests that even when Henry becomes King, the Bastard will embody the spirit of kingship: This England never did, nor never shall. Lie at the proud...make us rue. If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) His speech brings out the thematic core of the play. England is united, but because...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...BASTARD. O, let us pay the time but needful woe, Since it hath been beforehand with our griefs. — This For that Joh 3 naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. [Exeunt. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW DRAMATIS...
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Free Trade: 1793-1886, Volume 4

Lars Magnusson - Commerce - 1997 - 4 pages
...native labour, and native energy, enterprise, and intellect, fair play and then in industry, as in arms: Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Commerce is merely the handmaid of industry. The proper sphere of commerce is to distribute industrial...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...127-158). Indeed, it is the Bastard who, after John's death, states in the final words of the play: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (V, vii, 112-118) The Bastard never takes the throne, but his patriotic tone rallies the spirit of...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...famous by their birth. Ac. Add the famous passage in King John : — This England never did, nor ever shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when...corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. And it certainly seems that Shakspeare's...
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