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" This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out (I die pronouncing it), Like to a tenement, or pelting farm: England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Richard II. Henry IV, pt. 1-2 ... - Page 34
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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Text/events in Early Modern England: Poetics of History

Sandra Logan - History - 2007 - 360 pages
...the world, Is now leas'd out ... Like to a tenement or pelting farm. (2.1.57-60) He adds that England is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten...conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself. (2.1.63-6) In Gaunt's idealization, England's value lies in its form of government and in its people,...
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Poet's Work, Poet's Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art

Daniel Tobin, Pimone Triplett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2008 - 303 pages
...England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of wat'ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots...conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself. Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life, How happy then were my ensuing death! Patriotism finds exciting...
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