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" By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks; So he, that doth redeem her thence,... "
King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, part I-II - Page 247
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fadom-line no more Than a delightful measure or a dance; For gnarling sorrow hath less But out upon this half-faced fellowship! He apprehends a world of figures here, But not the form of...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...into the bottom of the deep. Where fadom-line could never touch the ground. And pluck up drowned honor by the locks. So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities; But out upon this half-fac'd fellowship! (I, iii, 201-208) Hotspur ends up symbolic of a chivalric...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - 1997 - 487 pages
...Here, at line 199, is what Hotspur says: By heaven methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honor from the pale-fac'd moon, Or dive into the bottom...could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honor by the locks, So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities:...
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 315 pages
...patience. HOTSPUR By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line...thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities ; But out upon this half-faced fellowship ! 200 20 1 HOTSPUR] 05 ; not in 0o 1 94 If . . . swim Such...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the ...

John Julius Norwich - 2001 - 432 pages
...Earl of Wiltshire, with Bushey and Green at Bristol three years before. The two were in fact cousins. Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line...thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities . . .1 Unstable he may have been, impatient and intolerant as well; but for Shakespeare he was a star....
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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola, James S. MacKillop, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English Robert S Miola, Robert S.. Miola - 2000 - 186 pages
...daring and courage: By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line...ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks. (1. 3. 199-203) Choleric, fearless, gallant, perhaps a bit mad, Hotspur lives up to the ideal of honour....
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - 2001 - 297 pages
...dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fadom line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drown'd honour by the locks, So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities; Five Kings 193 But out upon this half-faced fellowship! Good cousin, give me audience for a while.2...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - 2001 - 361 pages
...into the bottom of the deep, Where fadom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honor by the locks, So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities . . . (I, iii, 201-207) Hotspur's private agenda includes a desire for individual glory, and his exploits...
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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 148 pages
...exploit Drives him beyond the bounds of patience. Hotspur By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap 200 To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon, Or...locks, So he that doth redeem her thence might wear 205 Without corrival all her dignities. But out upon this half-fac'd fellowship ! Worcester He apprehends...
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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - 2002 - 286 pages
...celebrated speech: By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line...thence might wear, Without corrival, all her dignities. But out upon this half-faced fellowship! (1.3.199-206) " Graham Holderness, Shakespeare's History (New...
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