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" To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare. In Fifteen Volumes: King John. Richard II ... - Page 361
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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Shakespeare: From Richard II to Henry V

Derek Traversi - Literary Criticism - 1957 - 198 pages
...their mothers' womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. (1. i) The depth and intensity of the religious feeling is not in question, as is not its relation...
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The Meaning of Shakespeare, Volume 1

Harold C. Goddard - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 408 pages
...sepulcher of Christ: To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. It must have seemed to the pagans an odd way of instituting peace. But pagans of course did...
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Shakespeare Recycled: The Making of Historical Drama

Graham Holderness - Great Britain - 1992 - 259 pages
...their mother's womb To chase these pagans in those Holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. ,i, 18-27) Henry again echoes a passage from Richard II: this time John of Gaunt's speech in...
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Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories

Wolfgang Iser, David Wilson, MS RN C(inc) - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 224 pages
...their mothers' womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. (1HIV, I, 1, 18-27) With such a crusade the King hopes to combine atonement with the purpose—already...
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Who We are: Our Dignity as Human : a Neo-evangelical Theology

Paul King Jewett - Religion - 1996 - 487 pages
...the chivalry of Europe aroused to repossess those holy fields Over whose acres walked those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. (Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, lines 24-27) This supposedly noble enterprise turned out to...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...their mothers' To chase these pagans in those holy fields [womb Over whose acres walkt those blessed Shakespeare cross. But this our purpose now is twelve month old, And bootless 'tis to tell you we will go: Therefore...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...mothers' womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet 25 Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. But this our purpose now is twelve month old, And bootless 'tis to tell you we will go; Therefor...
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Shakespearean Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Marvin Rosenberg - Drama - 1998 - 371 pages
...their mother's womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. But this our purpose now is twelvemonth old. . . . The sepulchre is a point in space that is...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...their mothers' womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. (1 Henry IV, 1.1.20-27) Contrary to the assumption by Anderson and other authorities on nationalism...
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Shakespeare After Theory

David Scott Kastan, George M Bodman Professor of English David Scott Kastan - Drama - 1999 - 264 pages
...Irish.2 Henry promises To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walked those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. (1.1.24-27) Henry would construct through the agency of the holy war the national unity he desperately...
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