The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0413 Monday, 28 February 2000.
Date: Friday, 25 Feb 2000 15:11:55 -0600
Subject: 2 Henry 4 Question
At the end of 2 Henry 4, when Hal dismisses Falstaff, he says something
to the effect of "from my other self I turn." (don't have the text
here). This seems to be an almost direct quote from Queen Elizabeth's
poem "On Monsieur's Departure." The sixth line reads, "Since from myself
another self I turned." Is there any connection here? It seems that
Shakespeare might be making a connection between Hal and the Queen in a
very direct way. Would Shakespeare have read this poem?
Thanks for your comments,
University of Arkansas