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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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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 547 pages
...dust, And food for— [Dies. P. Hen. For worms, brave Percy ; Fare thee well, great heart ! I'11-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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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 547 pages
...worms, brave Percy ; Fare thee well, great heart ! I'11-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk I 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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The Tragedies of Ęschylus

Aeschylus - Danaids (Greek mythology) - 1849 - 234 pages
...own'd the breadth of all this isle, Three foot of it doth hold. King Henry IV. part i. act v. sc. 5. Fare thee well, great heart ! — Ill-weav'd ambition,...; But now, two paces of the* vilest earth Is room enough. 4 Surely the full stop after TTO\IV in v. 749 should be removed, anfl a colon, or mark of hyperbaton...
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The Dramatic Works of W. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1849 - 925 pages
...Percy, thou art dust, And food for [Dies. P. Hen. For worm», brave Percy ; Fare thee well, gri'iit appetite, And health on both! Len. May it please enough. — This earth that bears thee dead, SCENE IV. AcrV. Bears not alive so stout a gentleman....
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1903
...erit. In the ' First Part of Henry IV.' the Prince, when he kills Hotspur, speaks thus :— lll-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this...bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. Shakspeare has in ' Uymbeline ' a line with a thought similar to one of Horace, though differently...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1908
...language. Shakspeare has hit on the same idea in ' Henry IV.' Prince Henry says of the dead Hotspur : — When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. E. YARDLEY. TXS will find "The idols of the marketplace," &c. (ante, p. 129), in the ' Novum...
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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1850
...Lies on my tongue.—No, Percy, thou art dust, P. Hen. For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...Is room enough.—This earth, that bears thee dead, Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE

1850
...dust, And food for [Dies. P. Hen. For worms, brave Percy. 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. If thou wert sensible...
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War; Religiously, Morally and Historically Considered

Peter Freeland Aiken - 1850 - 120 pages
...proper arm, to guard Their own blest isle against a leaguing world." THOMPSON'S Liberty. " 111 weaVd ambition, how much art thou shrunk ! When that this...bound ; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough." SHAKSPEARE. The greater part of the world is still in heathen ignorance and superstition,...
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The comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...a stop. 0, I could prophesy, But that the earthy and cold hand of death Lies on my tongue :— No, Percy, thou art dust, And food for [Dies. P. HEN....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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