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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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Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional ...

Gary V. Wood - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 249 pages
...also asked the Lord to overlook the manner by which he attained his ill-gotten crown: Not to-day, O Lord O, not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown!41 It is true that the Americans, like Henry V, had inherited certain sins from their fathers,...
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Region, Religion and Patronage: Lancastrian Shakespeare

Richard Dutton, Alison Gail Findlay, Richard Wilson - History - 2003 - 258 pages
...shocking, detail, were one of the prime butts of Reformed indignation and sarcasm: Not to-day, O Lord! 0 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...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 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' (289-9i). The new topic, Lancastrian guilt, maintains and makes overt the shadow topic of the first...
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2004 - 294 pages
...The sense of reck'ning'. When the prayer continues, its topic shifts and also does not: 'Not today, O Lord, / O not today, think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown' (189-91). The new topic, I,ancasttian guilt, mainrains and makes overt the shadow topic of the first...
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 192 pages
...is bequeathed to his son. On the morning of the battle at Agincourt, Henry V prays: "Not to-day, O Lord,/ O not today, think not upon the fault/ My father made in compassing the crown!" An awareness of the brevity of life, indebted to the past yet made up of fleeting moments that vanish...
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Ancient Hebrew Stories and Their Modern Interpretation

W. G. Jordan - History - 2005 - 348 pages
...The sense of reckoning, if the opposed numbers Pluck their hearts from them ! Not to-day, O Lord 1 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 bestowed more contrite tears Than from it issued...
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Ancient Hebrew Stories and Their Modern Interpretation

W. G. Jordan - History - 2005 - 348 pages
...The sense of reckoning, if the opposed numbers Pluck their hearts from them ! Not to-day, O Lord 1 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 bestowed more contrite tears Than from it issued...
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Simone Weil

Mario von der Ruhr - Religion - 2006 - 169 pages
...them now The sense of reck'ning, if th' 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 interred new; And on it have bestowed more contrite tears Than from it issued forced...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...Agincourt, Henry V prays to God, at this historic juncture, to forget the guilt of his family: Not to-day, O Lord! O not to-day, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! (Henry V, 4.1. 298-300) 21 And he enumerates all of the atonement rituals, which should effect God's...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...them now The sense of reckoning, if th'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 interred new; And on it have bestow'd more contrite tears Than from it issued forced...
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