Henry IV, Part 1 (1990, Michael Bogdanov) part 15 of 17

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hold on him in his old age; that is, at the time of life in which he is represented to us; a period, as it should seem, approaching to seventy.- The truth is that he had drollery enough to support himself in credit without the point of honour, and had address enough to make even the preservation of his life a point of drollery. ………… Rev. HENRY N. HUDSON, LL.D. (1881) notes on some phrases used by Hotspur: “If he outlive the envy”: Here, as usually in old English, “envy” means malice, …

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