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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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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 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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I Am Dynamite: An Alternative Anthropology of Power

Nigel Rapport - Philosophy - 2003 - 283 pages
...just fought and slain the rebel (with kingly ambitions), Harry Percy, the Prince of Wales, remarks: Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When...a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; 53 But now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough ... (The Oxford Shakespeare: Complete Works,...
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Henry IV, Part 1: The First Part of Henry the Fourth : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 222 pages
...art dust, And food for - [Dies] Prince For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart. Hl-weav'd 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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The Shakespeare Project: An Arsenal of Scenes and Speeches from the Pen of ...

James Zager, William Shakespeare - 2005 - 61 pages
...of death Lies on my tongue. No, Percy, thou art dust, And food for — (HOTSPUR dies.) PRINCE HAL. 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 the dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert sensible...
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Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom

Robert Fletcher - Social Science - 2007 - 177 pages
...just fought and slain the rebel (with kingly ambitions), Harry Percy, the Prince of Wales remarks: Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When...bound; But now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough: This is the same contrast — between the circumscribed, seemingly insignificant human body...
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Teaching Hamlet and Henry IV, Part 1: Shakespeare Set Free, Part 1

William Shakespeare, Peggy O'Brien - Drama - 2006 - 240 pages
...chivalry upon him in his generous tribute to the dead Hotspur: 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. (5.4.89-95) Hal's detractors...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...food for — [Dies. PRINCE HENRY. For worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart! — Ill-weaved 0 eartb Is room enough: — this earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...immortal, and thus tacitly identifying himself with the deathless kingship. To the dead Hotspur he says: 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. If thou wert sensible...
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