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" O gentlemen, the time of life is short ; To spend that shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. "
Shakspere's Holinshed: the chronicle and the historical plays compared - Page 143
by Raphael Holinshed - 1896 - 532 pages
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - Drama - 1803
...friends, Enter a Mes&enger. Mess. My lord, here are letters for you. Hot. I cannot read them now. O gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend that...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings;...
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King Henry the Fourth: A Historical Play, Parts 1-2

William Shakespeare, John Philip Kemble - Drama - 1803
...engag'd, did bear it ; Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. Hot. Arm, arm with speed ! O, gentlemen, the time of life is short ; To spend...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings;...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1803
...persuasion. Enter a Messenger. Mess. My lord, here are letters for you. Hot. I cannot read them now. O gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend that...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...prince, so wild, at liberty :] Of any prince that played such pranks, and was not confined as a madman. To spend that shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1805
...blushing cital ] Mr. Pope observes, that by cital is meant taxation ; but perhaps rather recital. To spend that shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...persuasion. Enter a Messenger. Mess. My lord, here are letters for you. Hot. I cannot read them now. O gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend that...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings;...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - Drama - 1807
...persuasion. Enter a Messenger. Mess. My lord, here are letters for you. Hot. I cannot read them now. O gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend that...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hoifr. An if we live, we live to tread on kings;...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...was engag'd, did bear it; Which cannot chuse but bring him quickly on. Hot. Arm, arm with speed ! O, gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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King Henry IV.: The First[-second] Part ... in Five Acts, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
...was engag'd, did bear it; Which cannot chuse but bring him quickly on. Hot. Arm, arm with speed! O, gentlemen, the time of life is short; To spend...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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The British theatre; or, A collection of plays: which are acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...was engag'd, did bear it ; Which cannot chuse but bring him quickly on. Hot. Arm, arm with speed! O, gentlemen, the time of life is short ; To spend...shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. An if we live, we live to tread on kings...
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