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" Like to the senators of the antique Rome, With the plebeians swarming at their heels, Go forth, and fetch their conquering Caesar in : As, by a lower but by loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress {As, in good time, he may)... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 497
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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In the Days of Shakespeare

Tudor Jenks - 1905 - 288 pages
...expectation expressed by Shakespeare in the Prologue to Act V. of Henry V. in these often quoted lines : " Were now the general of our gracious empress As...How many would the peaceful city quit To welcome him ! " But Essex and Southampton were not yet plotting treason, and Shakespeare hardly needed patronage....
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Longmans' School Shakespeare: Consisting of Twelve of the Most Suitable ...

William Shakespeare - 1908 - 816 pages
...conquering Csesar in: As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress, 3C As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing...cause Did they this Harry. Now in London place him; 3* As yet the lamentation of the French Invites the King of England's stay at home; The emperor's coming...
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King Henry the Fifth

William Shakespeare - 1908 - 176 pages
...sort deuised for his welcomming home." Holinshed. Were now the general of our gracious empress, 30 As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing...cause, Did they this Harry. Now in London place him; 35 As yet the lamentation of the French Invites the King of England's stay at home; The emperor 's...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 13

William Shakespeare - 1908
...on the Earl of Essex's approaching return to the city from the obstinately disputed war in Ireland. Were now the general of our gracious empress (As in...many would the peaceful city quit, To welcome him ? The story of the play Shakespeare derived from Holinshed's chronicle, and in the main current of...
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The Life of King Henry V. Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 1909 - 147 pages
...expos'd them." The only internal evidence as to the date of the writing occurs in the Chorus to Act V: "Were now the general of our gracious empress (As...many would the peaceful city quit, To welcome him !" This passage undoubtedly refers to the Earl of Essex, who set forth on his expedition against the...
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London companies

John Tucker Murray - 1910
...plebeians swarming at their heels, Go forth, and fetch their conquering Caesar in : As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious...much more (and much more cause) Did they this Harry.' Moreover, if this play were the first one at the Globe, how appropriate would be those lines of the...
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The Life of Henry the Fifth

William Shakespeare - 1911 - 177 pages
...Caesar in ; As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress, 80 As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing...cause, Did they this Harry. Now in London place him; 35 As yet the lamentation of the French Invites the King of England's stay at home, The Emperor's...
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Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

Philip Edwards - 1979 - 284 pages
...victory of Agincourt - 'Behold . . . how London doth pour out her citizens' As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious...many would the peaceful city quit To welcome him! Dover Wilson thought that Henry V was written as a direct encouragement to Essex 'to become that kind...
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Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England

Mervyn James, Mervyn Evans James - 1988 - 485 pages
...Henry V he gave expression to the Londoner's adulation of Essex, who had just departed for Ireland: "Were now the general of our gracious empress,/ As...How many would the peaceful city quit/ To welcome him."130 It was as "the general of our gracious empress", that the earl's heroic image as the embodiment...
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Shakespeare Recycled: The Making of Historical Drama

Graham Holderness - 1992 - 259 pages
...The mayor and all his brethren in best sort, Like to the senators of antique Rome, With the plebians swarming at their heels, Go forth and fetch their...many would the peaceful city quit To welcome him! (v, Chorus, 22-34) The unique contemporary allusion appears to effect a direct articulation of the...
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