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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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Villainous Company: A Play for Three Actors Adapted from Henry IV and Other ...

Amlin Gray - Drama - 1981 - 34 pages
...thou hast robbed me of my youth. (He dies.) HAL. Adieu, brave Hotspur. Fare thee well, great heart. When that this body did contain a spirit A kingdom...bound, But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. I'll cover up thy face. (He lays a cloak or handkerchief over Hotspur's face and starts out....
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - Drama - 1985 - 254 pages
...an epitaph over Hotspur's corpse that fixes his tragedy firmly in the outmoded de casibus tradition: Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. (5.4.88-92) consciousness that, in its theatrical flexibility, transcends the monolithic heroic...
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Chimes at Midnight

Orson Welles, Bridget Gellert Lyons - Performing Arts - 1988 - 340 pages
...For worms, brave Percy. 906. The Prince, as in 901. PR1NCE: Fare thee well, great heart. / Hl-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! / When that this...small a bound; / But now two paces of the vilest earth / 1s room enough. This earth that bears thee dead / Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. 907. LS:...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...a meditation on how much Hotspur has diminished and thus potentially on how much Hal has expanded: Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weav'd ambition,...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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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet, Henry IV

Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library - Education - 1994 - 226 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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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...dust, And food for - He dies PRINCE HAL For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart! Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk. When that this...small a bound. But now two paces of the vilest earth 90 74 Well said well done! 82 / could prophesy. Prophecy was associ75 hoy's child's ated with dying...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...alter-ego and sparring partner, Hotspur, finishes the unfinished line: 'For worms, brave Percy. . . When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom...bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough.' (I Henry /KV.4.76) Dramatic presentation is sometimes accused of being unrealistic when the...
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A Buddhist's Shakespeare: Affirming Self-deconstructions

James Howe - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 273 pages
...alternatives his world has seemed to offer. He speaks first to his most recent choice, saying of Hotspur, When that this body did contain a spirit A kingdom...bound, But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough. (5.4.89-92) Its danger past, Percy's ambition is seen to reflect a noble spirit. Nonetheless,...
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An anatomy of sleep: die Schlafbildlichkeit in den Dramen William Shakespeares

Marcus Noll - Dreams in literature - 1994 - 178 pages
...seiner Leiche sogar eine gewisse tragische Größe erreicht: Fare thee well, great heart! Dl-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound;[...] This earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman.[...] Adieu, and take thy preise...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...food for— [Dies. PRINCE HENRY. For worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart! — Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this...too small a bound; But now two paces of the vilest eartb Is room enough: — this earth that bears thee dead Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If...
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