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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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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...start a Hare! By heaven, me thinks 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...he that doth redeem her thence, might wear Without Co-rival, all her Dignities. [1HIV 1.3.201] At the end of the first part of Henry IV, in which both...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 392 pages
...extravagance: By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And...thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities! (i Henry IP, i. iii. 20 1) Two 'honours' may often be opposed to each other. All is, superficially,...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fadom-line is mettle. SILENCE. Who, I? I have been merry twice...of leather-coats for you. [Setting them before BA But out upon this half-faced fellowship! EARL OF WORCESTER. He apprehends a world of figures here,...
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School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration

Gail Bush - 2003 - 149 pages
...pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned...thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities... — Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, Act I, Scene III So muses Hotspur in The First Part of the History of...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Cambridge University Press - 2002 - 283 pages
...heaven, methinks it were an easy leap / To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon', he vaunts, 'So he that doth redeem her thence might wear / Without corrival all her dignities' ( 1 99-200, 204-5 ). The nakedness of his ambition is palpable. Through him, Shakespeare voices a feudalism...
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Shakespeare and Violence

R. A. Foakes, Reginald Anthony Foakes - 2003 - 224 pages
...touching and absurd: 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. (1.3.199-2o5) The imagery is extravagant, but his ebullient overconfidence in his ability to do the...
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Henry IV, Part 1: The First Part of Henry the Fourth : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - 2004 - 222 pages
...some great exploit Drives him beyond the bounds of patience. By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon, Or...thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities. But out upon this half-fac'd fellowship! He apprehends a world of figures here, But not the form of...
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Success and How to Attain It

Andrew Carnegie - 2004 - 448 pages
...address: By heavens, roethinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honor from the pale-faced moon t Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line...could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honor by the locks ; So be that doth redeem her thence might wear Without co-rival all her dignities....
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - 2005 - 206 pages
...speech on honour: 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. I have no doubt that, if we read these lines, magnificent as they are, in their context, we shall be...
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You Can't be Mexican, You Talk Just Like Me

Frank S. Mendez - 2005 - 76 pages
...coming battle: 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. The "top's" concern about the unbridled drives of eighteen-year-old Marines did not impress me that...
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