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" So, when this loose behaviour I throw off And pay the debt I never promised, By how much better than my word I am... "
King Henry IV.: The First[-second] Part ... in Five Acts - Page 15
by William Shakespeare - 1808
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Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 508 pages
...the Prince is simply enjoying himself until the time comes for him to take up his responsibilities: So when this loose behaviour I throw off And pay the...word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hopes; ... 199 I'll so offend to make offence a skill, Redeeming time when men think least I will. (1.2.196ff)...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...to work; But when they seldom come, they wished-for come, And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents. So when this loose behaviour I throw off, And pay...word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hopes. 210 And like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation, glittering o'er my fault, Shall show...
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet, Henry IV

Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library - Education - 1994 - 226 pages
...is a mask he will discard when it is time to assume responsibilities: "So when this loose behavior I throw off / And pay the debt I never promised, /...word I am, / By so much shall I falsify men's hopes. ..." PUB CRAWLERS I'll so offend to make offense a skill, Redeeming time when men think least I will....
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Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theory: Collected Essays

Cathy Lynn Preston - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 260 pages
...seldom come, they wish'd for come. And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents. So when this loose behavior I throw off And pay the debt I never promised, By...like bright metal on a sullen ground. My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault, Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...morality of his companions, and of the inevitability of his departure: So when this loose behavior I throw off And pay the debt I never promised. By...like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault. Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 276 pages
...through the foul and ugly mists Of vapours that did seem to strangle him .... So when this loose behavior I throw off, And pay the debt I never promised, By...like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault, Shall show more goodly, and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...the foul and ugly mists Of vapors that did seem to strangle him. . . . So, when this loose behavior I throw off And pay the debt I never promised, By...like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault, Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...morality of his companions, and of the inevitability of his departure: So when this loose behavior 1 throw off And pay the debt I never promised. By how...like bright metal on a sullen ground. My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault. Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...remainder of the speech, which already tangs with the foretaste of carnival: So when this loose behavior I throw off, And pay the debt I never promised, By...like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation glitt'ring o'er my fault, Shall show more goodly, and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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Repräsentation von Zeit bei Shakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV, Macbeth

Jutta Schamp - Time in literature - 1997 - 370 pages
...sondern impliziert letztlich eine Nichtakzeptanz des Anderen: [...]: So when this loose behaviour I [Hai] throw off, And pay the debt I never promised, By how...like bright metal on a sullen ground, My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault, Shall show more goodly, and attract more eyes Than that which hath no foil...
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