Shakespeare's Holinshed; The Chronicle and the Historical Plays Compared Volume 3

Shakespeare's Holinshed; The Chronicle and the Historical Plays Compared Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... speech with a recognition that his fate is sealed (11. 168-171): I shall not want false Witnesse to condemne me, Nor store of Treasons to augment my guilt; The ancient Prouerbe will be well effected: "A Staffe is quickly found to beat a Dogge." We have seen (p. 250 above) that " diuerse articles were laid against him in open councell." Defence was useless, for Hoi. iii. 627/1 In. Halle, 209.1 although the duke sufficientlie oiou--ter-- L ' j o Innocency answered to all things against him obiected; yet, because his deatli Jjw j was determined, his wisedome and innocencie nothing auailed. A "Poste" from Ireland enters, bringing news " that Rebels there are vp" (11. 282, 283). The task of subduing them is assigned to York, who thus obtains the armed force which he needs to serve his ambition (11. 341-347). The dramatist sent York to Ireland, as Lieutenant, before the opening of the Second Part of Henry the Sixth, since in Act I., sc. i., Salisbury applies to an imaginary former term of office praise which belongs to the historic administration of 1448-50; undertaken by York in this scene. (See p. 248 above.) All now go out save York, who thereupon unfolds his policy (11. 348-359; 374, 375): Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mightie Band, 348 I will stirre vp in England some black Storme Shall blowe ten thousand Soules to Heauen or Hell: And this fell Tempest shall not cease to rage, Vntill the Golden Circuit on my Head, 352 Like to the glorious Sunnes transparent Beames, Do calme the furie of this mad-bred Flawe. And, for a minister of my intent, I haue seduc'd a head-strong Kentishman, 356 Iohn Cade of Ashford, To make Commotion, as full well he can, Vnder the title of Iohn Mortimer.... By this I...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534328
  • 9781236534323