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" Tis not due yet; I would be loth to pay him before his day. What need I be so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter; honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honour set to a leg? no:... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 286
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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The Argonaut, Volume 5

Arts - 1875
...ie oihis observation and experience —to demonstrate that honour is a delusion. " Can honour set-to a leg ? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief...surgery, then ? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word, honour ? What is that honour ? Air. A trim reckoning ! Who hath it ? He that died o'...
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Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories

Wolfgang Iser, David Wilson, MS RN C(inc) - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 224 pages
...the feudal world is to be gained from Falstaff's remarks on honor, prior to the battle: Well, 'tis no matter, honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour...surgery then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word honour? What is that honour? Air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? He that died a- Wednesday....
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...day. What need I be so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter, honour pricks 13o me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I...Honour hath no skill in surgery then? No. What is that was reasonable at his hands to be 1 M Say thy prayers, and farcwell. Hal's required, and seemed...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...loth to pay him before his day. What need I be so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, 'tis e 3H 3 3 feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. 'Tie insensible, then? yea, to the dcaJ. Dut will it not live with...
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Self-conscious Art: A Tribute to John W. Kronik

Susan L. Fischer, John W. Kronik - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 183 pages
...external honor, whose fatuous essence is well spoofed by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1: Can honour set a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of...surgery, then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word? Honour. What is that honour? Air. (1.5.130-34) There is a sense in which Falstaff 's...
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The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli, William Barclay Allen, Hadley Arkes - Philosophy - 1997 - 151 pages
...what need I be so forward with him that calls not on me." Still, he offers, " 'tis no matter, honor pricks me on": Yea, but how if honour prick me off...surgery then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word honour? What is that honour? Air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? He that died a- Wednesday....
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...recruiting methods, and we may laugh at the pragmatism of his soliloquy on honour: 'Can honour set-to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of...surgery, then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word "honour"? What is that "honour"? Air' (5.1.131-5). We can hardly fail to enjoy his genius...
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A Genealogy of Manners: Transformations of Social Relations in France and ...

Jorge Arditi - History - 1998 - 312 pages
...loath to pay him before his day. What need I be so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter; honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour...surgery, then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word honour? What is that honour? Air. A trim reckoning. Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday....
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 315 pages
...Well, 'tis no matter ; honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on ? 130 How then? Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an arm?...surgery, then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word honour? What is that honour? Air. A trim reckoning. Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday....
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honour set-to 10241 Henry IV, Part 1 0 gentlemen! the time of life is short; To spend that shortness basely were...
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