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" Not to-day, O Lord, O, not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown ! I Richard's body have interred new ; And on it have bestow'd more contrite tears, Than from it issued forced drops of blood. Five hundred poor I have... "
Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical - Page 24
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Shakespeares Selbstdekonstruktion

Oliver Lubrich - Deconstruction - 2001 - 202 pages
...Agincourt. Ausgerechnet jetzt plagen ihn Gewissensbisse und das Verlangen nach Sühne: Not today, O Lord, 0 not today, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown. 1 Richard's body have interred new, And on it have bestowed more contrite tears Than from it issued forced...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...soldiers' hearts; Possess them not with fear; take from them now The sense of reckoning, if th'opposed Richard's body have interred new; And on it have bestow'd more contrite tears Than from it issued forced...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 30

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 232 pages
...his right to the English crown. As the scene ends, referring to the murder of Richard II, he prays: Not to-day, О Lord, O, not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! (1v, i, 309-11) The process may be taking a long time, but Henry is maturing.1 I spoke above of the...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...them now The sense of reckoning, if the opposed numbers Pluck their hearts from them. Not to-day, O Lord, O, not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! 1 Richard's body have interr'd anew; Who twice a day their wither'd hands hold up Toward Heaven, to pardon...
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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 148 pages
...guilt of the rebellion, and before his most famous victory, at Agincourt, Henry V prays Not today, O Lord! O not today, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! The 'fault' was not punished at Agincourt — nor, indeed, in the whole reign of King Henry V, whom...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...prayer before the battle of Agincourt: O Cod of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts . . . Not today, O Lord! O, not today, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown . . . Five hundred poor I have in yearly pay Who twice a day their wither'd hands hold up Toward heaven,...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...that continually urged Henry IV to a crusade of expiation. So he prays before Agincourt: Not to-day, O Lord, O, not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! (Henry P, iv. i. 309) He is deeply religious throughout — indeed, 'the mirror of all Christian kings'...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 316 pages
...reck'ning'. When the prayer continues, its topic shifts and also does not: 'Not today, О Lord, / О not today, think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown' (28991). The new topic, Lancastrian guilt, maintains and makes overt the shadow topic of the first...
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Renaissance Drama 32: New

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Drama - 2003 - 264 pages
...and the audience will Henry divulge his own qualified and inherited sense of guilt: "Not to-day, O Lord, / O, not to-day, think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown!" (4.1.278-80). 27. Pye, Regal Phantasm, 137. 28. Molly Smith, "The Theater and the Scaffold: Death as...
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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 2003 - 358 pages
...of his father's guilty legacy, acknowledged on the very eve of Agincourt in Henry V: "Not to-day, O Lord, / O, not to-day, think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown!" (4.1.292-94). For Shakespeare's contemporaries the most expeditious path to achieving fame was through...
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