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" I'll ne'er bear a base mind: — an't be my destiny, so; an't be not, so: No man's too good to serve his prince ; and, let it go which way it will, he that dies this year, is quit for the next. "
Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes - Page 157
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1790
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Quotations of Wit and Wisdom

John W. Gardner, John William Gardner, Francesca Gardner Reese - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 247 pages
...Gegen den Tod ist kein Kraut gewachsen. For death there is no medicine. German proverb By my troth, I care not, a man can die but once: We owe God a death . . . William Shakespeare When thou dost hear a toll or knell Then think upon thy passing bell. John...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...bribe Bardolph to escape service, Feeble speaks more poetically but with the same dignity: By my troth I care not; a man can die but once, we owe God a death. I'll ne'er bear a base mind. And't be my dest'ny, so; and't be not, so. No man's too good to serve...
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Anatomy of what We Value Most

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1997 - 225 pages
...tatterdemalion troop of Sir John Falstaff, points out, in Shakespeare's The Second Part of King Henry IV: (781) "[W]e owe God a death;. ..he that dies this year is quit for the next." Feeble's thought regarding death made a deep impression on Ernest Hemingway, who reminisced about his...
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Uphill All the Way: A Crew Member's Inside Story of the BT Global Challenge

Alan Sears - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 176 pages
...Sao Paolo to Rio to meet us had crashed, killing everyone on board. Now, suddenly one of us was gone. 'We owe God a death ... He that dies this year is quit for the next.' I often recall those lines from Henry IV; and yet none of us can escape the feeling that each of us...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...lie intreasured. 10250 Henry IV, Part 2 We have heard the chimes at midnight. 10251 Henry IV. Part 2 onnie Robertson 10252 Henry IV, Part 2 Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought. 10253 Henry IV, Part 2 Commit The...
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One by One

Gilbert Morris - Fiction - 2000 - 286 pages
...her in an unusual way. "The one line of Shakespeare I know came from a movie I saw. Somebody said, 'We owe God a death ... he that dies this year is quit for the next.'" Dani nodded. The second part of Henry the Fourth. A lump came into her throat, and she bowed her head...
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The Long Road of War: A Marine's Story of Pacific Combat

James W. Johnston - History - 2000 - 178 pages
...I was reading a book of Hemingway's works a while back in which he quoted Shakespeare. "By my troth I care not: a man can die but once; we owe God a death . . . and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next." I got some letters...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...figures invoke to justify their fighting for one cause or another. Later, Feeble adds: By my troth I care not; a man can die but once, we owe God a death. I'll ne'er bear a base mind. And't be my dest'ny, so; and't be not, so. No man's too good to serve...
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Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Lisa Tyler - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 187 pages
...234-37), which Hemingway used years later in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber": "By my troth, I care not: a man can die but once; we owe God a death . . . and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next." Many of the chapters...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...emerges as a brave and patriotic man when he refuses to bribe Bardolph to escape service : By my troth, I care not. A man can die but once. We owe God a death. I'll ne'er bear a base mind. An't be my destiny, so. And let it go which way it will, he that dies...
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