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" Let's choose executors, and talk of wills : And yet not so, — for what can we bequeath, Save our deposed bodies to the ground ? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own, but death; And that small model of the... "
"Elocutionary Manual.": The Principles of Elocution, with Exercises and ... - Page 190
by Alexander Melville Bell - 1878 - 243 pages
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 324 pages
...resignation : No matter where; of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms and epitaphs . . . Our lands, our lives, and all, are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death . . . (in. ii. 144) He now recognizes that he is, after all, only a man: 'I live with bread like you,...
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Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home

Matthew Pinsker - 2003 - 256 pages
...had heard Lincoln recite "at Springfield, at the White House, and at the Soldiers' Home." For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings: — How some have been depos'd, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives,...
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Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

Chris Given-Wilson - 2004 - 292 pages
...There is an echo of this passage in Shakespeare's Richard II (Act 3, Scene 2, lines 155-60): 'For God's sake let us sit upon the ground/ And tell sad stories of the death of kings:/ How some have been depos'd, some slain in war,/ Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd,/ Some poison'd by their...
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - 2005 - 266 pages
...and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. Let's choose executors and talk of wills. And yet not so - for what can we bequeath Save our...earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. 155 For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: 160 165 170...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 pages
...chooses. On his landing in Wales Richard offers Bolingbroke the crown before it has been asked of him: And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our...? Our lands, our lives and all are Bolingbroke's. That Richard is responsible for his own deposition is emphasized in York's reaction to the king's seizure...
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The End of Arrogance

J. C. Morris - 2005 - 508 pages
...the cruelty of life, the inhumanity of mankind. He recited Shakespeare and the Bible aloud. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been depos'd, some slain in war, some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives,...
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Richard II

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 352 pages
...and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. Let's choose executors and talk of wills. And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? 155 Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death And...
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Shakespeare and the Lawyers

O. Hood Phillips - 2005 - 226 pages
...naturally thinks of wills : Let's talk of graves. . . . Let's choose executors and talk of wills : And yet not so — for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? (Richard II, HI. 2) And the eloquent Hamlet uses legal expressions in moments of crisis. While contemplating...
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Richard II

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 352 pages
...and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. Let's choose executors and talk of wills. And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? 155 Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death And...
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Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Thomas Page Anderson - 2006 - 225 pages
...with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. Let's choose executioners and talk of wills: And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been...
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