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" Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands; This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed and famous... "
The Nineteenth Century - Page 490
1882
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 374 pages
...England is a fortress 235 'bound in with the triumphant sea* and the English a crusading people Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service...sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary s Son. (ni 53) Shakespeare sees England, as did Milton later, as a Messiah-nation. Richard's throne...
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Pastoral Sermons and Occasional Sermons

Ronald Knox, Ronald Arbuthnott Knox - 2002 - 1112 pages
...certain that God is doing great things for us, instead of always hanging about, whistling for a wind. "This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world" 3 if only this reopening of Ely Place might be the omen that she is coming back to her origins,...
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Shakespeare's Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England

Jeffrey Knapp - 2004 - 277 pages
...nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed, and famous by their birth, Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulcher in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son. The enthusiastic speaker is...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth, Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the supulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son, This land of such dear souls,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 272 pages
...nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth, Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulcher in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son, This land of such dear souls,...
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Why the Nations Rage: Killing in the Name of God

Christopher Catherwood - 2002 - 185 pages
...service and for true chivalry, As is this sepulcher in stubborn Jewry, Of the world's ransom, bless'd Mary's Son; This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation throughout the world, Is now leas'd out, I die pronouncing it, Like to a tenement or pelting farm:...
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Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 269 pages
...nurse, this teeming womb of Royal Kings, Feared by their breed, and famous by their birth, Renowned for their deeds, as far from home, For Christian service, and true Cliivalry, As is die sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of die Worlds ransom, blessed Mary's Son. This land...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 3 pages
...191209. For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulcher in stubborn Jewry Of the worlds ransom, blessed Mary's Son, This land of such dear...Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out - I die pronouncing it Like to a tenement or pelting farm. England, bound in with the triumphant...
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2004 - 182 pages
...has fallen short of John of Gaunt's definition of English kings in his encomium of England: "Renowned for their deeds as far from home / For Christian service...chivalry /As is the sepulchre, in stubborn Jewry" (Richard 2 2.1.53-55). A splendid reputation based on military conquest is not to be had by Henry and...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - 2004 - 430 pages
...England's royal kings, says the dying John of Gaunt, are renowned for their deeds as far from home "As is the sepulchre, in stubborn Jewry, / Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's son" (Richard II, 2.1.55-56). Everyone knew what that meant: even in the wake of the Messiah's presence...
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