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" God save him ; No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : But dust was thrown upon his sacred head ; Which, with such gentle sorrow he shook off, His face still combating with tears and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience, That had not God,... "
Elements of criticism [by H. Home]. - Page 171
by Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
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Stages of History: Shakespeare's English Chronicles

Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin - 1990 - 256 pages
...tedious, Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried "God save him!" No joyful tongue gave him his welcome...have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But heaven hath a hand in these events, To whose high will we bound our calm contents. To Bullingbrook...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - 1990 - 226 pages
...joyful tongue gave" Richard "his welcome home" (5.2.11,2829). York reports that dust was thrown on his sacred head, Which with such gentle sorrow he...have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. (30-36) Here Richard carries his grief and patience with "tears and smiles" far different from those...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 865 pages
...scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried 'God save him!' No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home; 5o But dust was thrown upon his sacred head, Which with...patience, That had not God for some strong purpose steeled The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But...
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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

Naomi Conn Liebler - 1995 - 266 pages
...is the mirrored reverse: As in a theatre the eyes of men, Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried, "God save him!" No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home, But dust was thrown upon his sacred head (V.ii.23-30) No doubt the sight of a monarch so degraded and abused by the citizenry was too painful...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...tedious; Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard; no man cried, uncles which you want were dangerous; Your Grace attended heartt of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. But heaven hath...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - 1998 - 384 pages
...along behind: Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gende Richard. No man cned 'God save him!' No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home; But dust was thrown upon his sacred head. (Ridwdll, 5.2.27-30) The allusion functions as an anticipatory signal of the coming collapse of the...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - 1999 - 192 pages
...contempt, mens eyes Did scowl on Richard: no man cry'd God save him: No joyful tongue gave him welcom home. But dust was thrown upon his Sacred head. Which...men. they must perforce have melted. And Barbarism it self have pity'd him. G (Vickers I, 265) Dryden's praise of the speech is echoed by other writers...
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Political Shakespeare

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - 1999 - 326 pages
...tedious, Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried, "God save him!" No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home. But dust was thrown upon his sacred head. . . . (V.ii. 23-30) 1t is not only Richard's theatricality, as is often claimed, that the play explores,...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume 13

John Dryden - 1956
...contempt, mens eyes Did scowl on Richard: no man cry'd God save him: No joyful tongue gave him his welcom home, But dust was thrown upon his Sacred head, Which...That had not God (for some strong purpose) steel'd so The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And Barbarism it self have pity'd him. To speak...
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 113 pages
...save him!" No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home, But dust was thrown upon his sacred head; 30 Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, His face...and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience, 33 That, had not God for some strong purpose steeled The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted...
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