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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
     

The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

by William Shakespeare, Maynard Mack, Robert W. Boynton
 
Hot. If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth.
Prince. Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name.
Hot. My name is Harry Percy.
Prince. Why, then I see
A very valiant rebel of the name.
I am the Prince of Wales; and think not, Percy,
To share with me in glory any more.
Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere,
Nor can one England

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Hot. If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth.
Prince. Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name.
Hot. My name is Harry Percy.
Prince. Why, then I see
A very valiant rebel of the name.
I am the Prince of Wales; and think not, Percy,
To share with me in glory any more.
Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere,
Nor can one England brook a double reign
Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales.
Hot. Nor shall it, Harry; for the hour is come
To end the one of us and would to God
Thy name in arms were now as great as mine!
Prince. I'll make it greater ere I part from thee,
And all the budding honours on thy crest
I'll crop to make a garland for my head.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810460171
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
01/01/1973
Pages:
136

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APPENDIX A VARIANTS The text used in this edition is that of Craig's Oxford Shakespeare (Oxford University Press), which follows, almost invariably, the First Quarto, the best early text of Henry IF, Part I. The stage- directions are not those of the Oxford Shakespeare, but are for the most part from either the First Quarto or the First Folio; stage-directions which are bracketed are modern. Occasionally the Oxford Shakespeare departs from the reading of the First Quarto, and substitutes an inferior reading from the First Folio. In such cases I have restored the Quarto readings, as noted below. I have taken the title of the play from the First Folio. The First Quarto title, which omits the phrase 'The first part,' is as follows: THE | HISTORY OF | HENRIE THE FOURTH; | With the battell at Shrewsburie betweene the King and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henrie Hotspur of the North | With the humorous conceits of Sir lohn Falstaffe. In the Dramatis Personal, the Oxford Shakespeare omits the name of Francis, although in all stage- directions and before speeches it uses the name Francis instead of the word 'Drawer' which is used in Quartos and Folios. The list of my departures from the Oxford text follows: Yale Oxford I. i. 28 now is twelve months Ql is a twelvemonth Fl I. i. 42 A hundred Ql And a hundred Fl I. i. 49 with other, did, Ql with other like Fl I. iii. 71 Whate'er Lord Ql I. iii. 83 that Ql I. iii. 124 you will Ql II. i. 38 and 44 lantern Ql, Fl II. ii. 57 Bardolph, what news? Ql Fl II. iv. 163 by the Lord, I'll stab thee Ql II. iv. 379 O, Glendower Ql, Fl II. iv. 499 an old fat man Ql III. i. 10 wisheth Ql, Fl III. iii. 18 not above III. iii. 21 borrowed three III. iii.29 lantern Ql, Fl III. iii. 194 pacified still Ql...

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Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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