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" A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child; a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers... "
The works of Shakespeare, with corrections and illustr. from various ... - Page 218
by William Shakespeare - 1767
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Fat Boys: A Slim Book

Sander L. Gilman - 2004 - 310 pages
...of guilt at having exiled Falstaff: "He's in Arthur's bosom. if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child.'' Yet the slow death described is not at all a "good" death. except in its presentation...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume I

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 592 pages
...balm) worn at its baptism. " He's in Arthur's [Abraham's] bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been any christom [chrisom] child. 'A parted just ... at turning o' the tide." (Quickly's description of the...
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Thorn, Fire and Lily: Gardening with God in Lent and Easter

Jane Mossendew - 2004 - 256 pages
...knew this. In Henry V (Act II, scene iii) he has Mistress Quickly tell us how FalstafThad died and 'made a finer end and went away an it had been any Christom child', that is, as innocently as a child still wearing the christom. Chrism is also applied...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - 2004 - 452 pages
...the same: Nay sure, he's not in hell; he's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, and went away an it had been any christom child. Then the way she passes without distinction from direct reported speech to indirect...
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Haunted by Parents

Leonard Shengold - 2006 - 257 pages
..."Hostess. Nay, sure, he's not in hell. He's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. A made a finer end and went away an it had been any christome child.4 A' parted ev'n just between twelve and one, ev'n at the turning of the tide. For...
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Shakespeare Lexicon, Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt - 2007 - 772 pages
...ChriMm (corrupted to Christom by Mrs. Quickly), a white Testare put »pon the child after baptism: e' made a finer end and went away an it had been any c. child, Ho 11,3, 12. In the bilk of mortality such children as died within the month of birth were...
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