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" He must be more than subject who can utter The language of a king, and such is thine. Take this for answer: be whate'er thou art, Thou never shalt repent that thou hast put Thy cause and person into my protection. "
The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes Critical ... - Page 218
by John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
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Essays on Dramatic Traditions: Challenges and Transmissions

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 238 pages
...express a gratitude beyond example. (2.1.85-102) To this speech, King James understandably replies, "He must be more than subject who can utter / The language of a king," and Katherine, Perkin's future wife, responds, "Beshrew me, but his words have touched me home" ( 2. 1...
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Towards a Standard English, 1600-1800

Dieter Stein, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid T. Van Ostade, Professor of English Sociohistorical Linguistics Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 325 pages
...the King of Scotland is won over to him by style alone, by the imposter' s "royal" manner of speech: "He must be more than subject who can utter / The language of a king" (Ford 1 634). In the "high" style appropriate to Renaissance kings and heroes "eloquence was supplied...
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Imagination and Politics in Seventeenth-century England

Todd Wayne Butler - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 200 pages
...the truth of not only his cause but also his very person. Struck by this set piece, James replies, "He must be more than subject who can utter / The...hast put /Thy cause and person into my protection" (2. 1.1 03-2. 1.1 07). Significantly, James does not state that he necessarily believes the whole story....
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