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" I know thee not, old man: Fall to thy prayers ; How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester! "
The Works of Shakespeare ...: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected ... - Page 272
by William Shakespeare - 1740
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet, Henry IV

Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library - 1994 - 226 pages
...us that Falstaff is behaving in an unseemly way or that he merits the chilling rebuke that follows: KING I know thee not, old man, fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dreamt of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But being...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - 1995 - 268 pages
...period of happy time; and they wake to an unpleasant actuality. Similarly Henry V spurns Falstaff: I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester. I have long dreamt of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swelled, so old, and so profane, But being...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...you speak? FALSTAKF. My king! my Jove! 1 speak to thee, my heart! K!NC, HKXKY THE FIFTH. I know thec jester! I have long drcani'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swcll'd, so old, and so profane; But,...
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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to ...

Arthur Graham - 1997 - 213 pages
...cajole. We hear the "cajoling" theme from the Introduction. 5:15 The King rejects him cruelly, saying,"! know thee not, old man; fall to thy prayers. / How ill white hairs become a fool and jester." The procession moves on. 6:32 At the inn, where Sir John lies, near his death. Falstaff s...
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How to Read a Play

Ronald Hayman - 1999 - 113 pages
...aside Folly now that the death of his father has made him rise to the responsibilities of maturity: I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dreamed of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swelled, so old, and so profane; But,...
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Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser, Roy Maynard - 1999 - 240 pages
...crowned Henry V chides his old friend, Falstaff, for being so irresponsible at so advanced an age: "I know thee not, old man; fall to thy prayers! How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!" (Henry IV, Part 2, 5.5.51). That greatest Prince's presence might behold. But all the floor...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - 1999 - 244 pages
...king of England. He approaches Henry as he returns from his coronation and is rejected completely: / know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers; How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old and so profane; But,...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - 2001 - 297 pages
...your wits? Know you what 'tis you speak? FALSTAFF My king! My Jove! I speak to thee, my heart! HENRY V I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dreamed of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swelled, so old, and so profane, But,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Joyce E. Henry - 2002 - 228 pages
...still my sense in Lethe sleep; If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep! Sebastian TN IV.i 27 I know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers; How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old and so profane; But,...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...you what 'tis you speak? FALSTAFF. My king! my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart! KING HENRY THE FIFTH. ii. 16-60 Pray to the gods to intermit the plague That needs must light on this ingr jester! I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But,...
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