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" Be brave then ; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation. There shall be, in England, seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny : the threehooped pot shall have ten hoops ; and I will make it felony to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in... "
King Henry VI, part 1. King Henry VI, part 2 - Page 94
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...But, methinks, he should stand in fear of fire, being burnt i' the hand for stealing of sheep. [Aside. Cade. Be brave then ; for your captain is brave, and...England, seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny ; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops ; and I will make it felony, to drink small beer ; all the realm...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 pages
...for very serious purposes. Thus in 2 Henry VI there is the demagogue Cade addressing his followers. Be brave then: for your captain is brave, and vows...England seven half-penny loaves sold for a penny; the diree-hoop'd pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer. All the realm...
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Praise and Paradox: Merchants and Craftsmen in Elizabethan Popular Literature

Laura Caroline Stevenson - Drama - 2002 - 268 pages
...does so, forming a rebel 'army' by appealing to the craftsman's proverbial interest in food and drink: "There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves...three-hoop'd pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it a felony to drink small beer. All the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go...
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Shakespeare's Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment and the ...

Frangois Laroque - Drama - 1993 - 423 pages
...every dozen shall be thirteen and that he will introduce a wonderful system of prices and measures: There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny, the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. (iv. ii, 67-9)...
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Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England

Richard Helgerson - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 367 pages
..."hard hands" are confounded with "brave minds," and unbridled festivity proclaims a reign of plenty: "There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it a felony to drink small beer" (4.2.65-68)....
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Shakespeare at Work

John Jones - Drama - 1999 - 292 pages
...piece to Jack Cade's rebellion, even a calculated bouleversement of his millennial picture in which There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny, the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. (First Part of...
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King Henry VI Part 2: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 491 pages
...[aside] But methinks he should stand in fear of fire, being burnt i'th' hand for stealing of sheep. CADE Be brave, then, for your captain is brave, and...vows reformation. There shall be in England seven half- 60 penny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make...
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The Second Part of Henry the Sixth, Part 2

William Shakespeare - Fiction - 2000 - 140 pages
...revolt is not simply a parody of aristocratic sedition; it mocks all revolutionary political schemes: Be brave, then, for your captain is brave and vows...England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny, the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. Shakespeare's...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...and the contents Dies in the zeal of that which it presents. [Love's Labour's Lost, V.ii.517-19] (16) There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. [2 Henry VI,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 44

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...is expressed in an idiosyncratic rhetoric which is also part of a long-running political dialogue: 'There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny, the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. All the realm...
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