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Henry IV Part Two: The Rejection of Falstaff and Shakespeare’s Repertory Theater
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Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles of England (1587) Two morals on the History of Henry IV: 1. Success of Bolingbroke suggests God on his side. 2. The story of Henry IV is the story of “how deceivable human judgment is.”
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Falstaff’s Second soliloquy, p. 92 Well, ‘tis no matter; honor pricks me on. Yea, but how if honor prick me off when I come on? How then? Can honor set to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. …
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“Honor pricks me on” quoted by contemporary, again as wisdom One English courtier wrote to a diplomat under Elizabeth: “Sir Frances Vere is coming towards the Low Countries [with others] -- Honor pricks them on, and the world thinks honour will quickly prick them off again.”
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Second meeting before Battle, p. 175 Westmorland : You, Archbishop, Whose see is by a civil peace maintained, Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath touched, Whose learning and good letters peace hath tutored, Whose white investments figure innocence, The dove and very blessed spirit of peace … (4.1.41ff)
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