Gaisford prize, Greek comic iambics [a tr. of King Henry iv. pt. 1: act 5, scene 4] recited ... June 17, 1874 by E.M. Field

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Page 2 - twas time to counterfeit, or that hot termagant Scot had paid me scot and lot too. Counterfeit ? I lie, I am no counterfeit : to die, is to be a counterfeit ; for he is but the counterfeit of a man who hath not the life of a man : but to counterfeit dying, when a man thereby liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect image of life indeed.
Page 4 - Didst thou ? — Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying ! — I grant you, I was down, and out of breath ; and so was he : but we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.

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