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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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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...soldiers' hearts; Possess them not with tear; take from them now The sense of reckoning, if th'opposed his mere enemy, To feed my means. Here is a letter,...friend, And every word in ha gaping wound, Issuing lif 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 the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 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...
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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1968 - 254 pages
...crooked ways 1 I met this crown' (IV.5. 184-6) - and even by Hal himself in Henry V: 'Not today, O Lord, | O not today, think not upon the fault | My father made in compassing the crown!' (IV. 1.285-7). This is not just the opposition of right and wrong. Henry's faults were very serious...
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Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context

Patricia A. Parker, Patricia Parker, Professor Patricia Parker - Drama - 1996 - 392 pages
...night as he prays that the fault of his usurping father might finally be left behind ("Not to-day, O Lord, / O, not to-day, think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown," IV.i.292-94).43 The pervasive imagery of faults in Henry V, together with its reminders of preposterous...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...prayer that is more a prayer of confession and repentance than a request for victory: Not today, O Lord, O, not today, 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 issu'd...
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Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon

W. R. Owens, Lizbeth Goodman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 346 pages
...from the guilty responsibility which also descended to him from his father: Not today, O Lord, Oh. not today, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown! (IV. 1.285-7) His desperation can be judged by the use of three negatives ('not today', 'Oh, not today',...
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Malcolm Lowry's "La Mordida"

Malcolm Lowry - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 400 pages
...The sense of reckoning, if the opposed numbers Pluck their hearts from them) Not today, Oh Lord, Oh, not today, think not upon the fault My father made in compassing the crown . . ." 2 "Why not today?" Primrose asks. "Tomorrow then," Sigbj0rn said. "It seems that we didn't speak...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...the motif that embarrassed Bolingbroke in the second conspiracy scene, "The Beggar and the King": 0 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...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 330 pages
...sense of reck'ning, ere th'opposèd numbers Pluck their hearts from them. Not today, 0 Lord, 280 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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