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" I'll ne'er bear a base mind: — an't be my destiny, so; an't be not, so: No man's too good to serve his prince ; and, let it go which way it will, he that dies this year, is quit for the next. "
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth - Page 51
by Richard Valpy - 1801 - 96 pages
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The Long Road of War: A Marine's Story of Pacific Combat

James W. Johnston - 2000 - 178 pages
...which he quoted Shakespeare. "By my troth I care not: a man can die but once; we owe God a death . . . and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next." I got some letters from you, two from [a girl], and one from a Marine buddy yesterday. I guess Mike...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - 2001 - 361 pages
...I'll ne'er bear a base mind. And't be my dest'ny, so; and't be not, so. No man's too good to serve 's prince, and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next. (Ill, ii, 234-238) His dignity inspires comparison with Hamlet's reflections on the fall of a sparrow...
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Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Lisa Tyler - 2001 - 187 pages
...Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II (SS 32): "By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next." Hemingway cited the same quoration approvingly in the anthology he edited, Men at War: The Best War...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...not. A man can die but once. We owe God a death. I'll ne'er bear a base mind. An't be my destiny, so. And let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next. in. n These are perhaps the only truly heroic words in 2 Henry IV. They show up the venality and corruption...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 6

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 204 pages
...I'll ne'er bear a base mind: an't be my destiny, so; an't be not, so: no man is too good to serve's prince: and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next, (ra, ii, 250-5) There is of course an absurdity in these words of bravery poured from so weak a vessel,...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...I'll ne'er bear a base mind: an't be my destiny, so; an't be not, so: no man's too good to serve's ingly distil it out; For our BARDOLPH. Well said; thou'rt a good fellow. FEEBLE. Faith, I'll bear no base mind. Enter FALSTAFF,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...I'll ne'er bear a base mind: an't be my destiny, so; an't be not, so: no man's too good to serve's prince; and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next. Feeble— 2 Henry IV III. ii I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they...
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Die Once: A Dido Hoare Mystery

Marianne Macdonald - 2003 - 272 pages
...Carolyn Marino, for her good conversation, and Dona Helmer of Anchorage. 'A man can die but once . . . and, let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next.' - Shakespeare 'You only die once, and it's for such a long time.' - Moliere The Good Customer Timothy...
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Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties

Murray Kempton - 2004 - 340 pages
...tailor called to the wars: "By my troth I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death; . . . and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next." The seizure of Chevrolet Four meant the end of the GM strike; the company recognized that it had lost...
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Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 400 pages
...chimes at midnight . . . \ftilstaff— 3.2.221-22] A man can die but once. We owe God a death . . . and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next [Feeble— 3.2.242-47] I do remember him at Clement's Inn, like a man made after supper of a cheese...
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