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" I do despise my dream. Make less thy body, hence, and more thy grace; Leave gormandizing; know, the grave doth gape For thee thrice wider than for other men... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 181
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Words and The Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation

Stephen Prickett - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 320 pages
...this scale in literature, but, as we might expect, Shakespeare has one: Hal's rejection of Falstaff: I know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers; How...a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream. Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace; Leave...
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Chimes at Midnight

Orson Welles, Bridget Gellert Lyons - Performing Arts - 1988 - 340 pages
...ruffian" Falstaff. The new king's whip-lash lines stress Falstaff's age and glance at his death: 1 know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! 1 have long dreamt of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But being awak'd,...
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet, Henry IV

Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library - Education - 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....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 awak'd, I do despise...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 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...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 awaked I do despise...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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

Arthur Graham - Music - 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 death is...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - Business & Economics - 2000 - 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...such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream. Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace; Leave...
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How to Read a Play

Ronald Hayman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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...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, being awaked, I do...
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Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser, Roy Maynard - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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 (too filthy...
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Making Theatre: From Text to Performance

Peter Mudford - Social Science - 2000 - 236 pages
...is done, he will reveal himself in new words and actions, as he does in his rejection of Falstaff: I know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers; How...such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old and so profane; But being awak'd, I do despise my dream. (Henry IV, Part Two, Act V, scene 5) Much has been...
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