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" John. It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance,... "
The Works of Shakespeare ... - Página 105
por William Shakespeare - 1907
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volumen119

1864
...with Pliny a dread and jealousy of independent action in any class of his subjects. If it be ' — the curse of kings to be attended By slaves that take their humours for a warrant;' it is no less the curse of despotic governments to be alarmed at, and to repress, every movement beneath...
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Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912: People's Attorney

Louis D. Brandeis - 1972 - 610 páginas
...to Ballinger; the letter may be found in Interior Dept. Hearings, 3: 357-59, and the passage reads: "It is the curse of kings to be attended by slaves that ... on the winking of authority . . . understand a law." The lines are from Shakespeare's "King John,"...
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Shakespeare's English Kings, the People, and the Law: A Study in the ...

Edna Zwick Boris - 1978 - 261 páginas
...dissatisfaction is after the fact; when he wanted Arthur dead, he used the association between his will and law. It is the curse of kings to be attended By slaves...warrant To break within the bloody house of life, And on the winking of authority To understand a law. . . . (4.2.208-12) But Hubert assures John that...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 páginas
...dead, but thou hadst none to kill him. HUBERT DE BURGH. No had, my lord! why, did you not provoke me? make them friends. Nay, I can gleek upon occasion....thou art beautiful. BOTTOM. Not so, neither: but And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when...
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War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

Theodor Meron - 1998 - 336 páginas
...him dead, but thou hadst none to kill him. HUBERT No had, my lord? Why, did you not provoke me? KING JOHN It is the curse of kings to be attended By slaves...warrant To break within the bloody house of life, And on the winking of authority To understand a law, to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when...
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Language Matters: Essays on Language, Literature, and Translation

K. V. Tirumalesh - 1999 - 210 páginas
..."kill him" are striking. Literally speaking, the King never asked Hubert to kill the boy; says King John: It is the curse of Kings to be attended By slaves...warrant To break within the bloody house of life. And on the winking of authority To understand a law, to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when...
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The Cycles of American History

Arthur Meier Schlesinger - 1999 - 498 páginas
...difficulties, they must sometimes feel, like Shakespeare's King John: It is the curse of kings to be auended By slaves that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life. . . . Hadst thou but shook thy head or made a pause When / spake darkly what I purposed, Or turn'd...
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Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Theodor Meron - 1998 - 256 páginas
...him dead, but thou hadst none to kill him. HUBERT: No had, my lord? Why, did you not provoke me? KING JOHN: It is the curse of kings to be attended By slaves...warrant To break within the bloody house of life, And on the winking of authority To understand a law, to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when...
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Shakespeare's Political Realism: The English History Plays

Tim Spiekerman - 2001 - 208 páginas
...astonished Hubert objects that he was simply doing John's will, John accuses him of misinterpreting his "humours for a warrant / To break within the bloody house of life" (IV.ii.209-10). Hubert then produces the warrant, and John is unable any longer to sustain his fantasy:...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Cambridge University Press - 2002 - 283 páginas
...responsibilities of authority that render kings culpable for the over-zealous actions of their servants: 'It is the curse of kings to be attended / By slaves...warrant / To break within the bloody house of life' (4.2.208-10). Moments later, he dismisses the hierarchical structure, not only insisting that Hubert...
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