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Re: Possible Shakespeare Quote
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2823  Wednesday, 12 December 2001

[1]     From:   Nora Kreimer <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2001 20:36:54 -0300
        Subj:   From Bartleby Oxford Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Dec 2001 09:55:57 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2816 REFQ - Possible Shakespeare Quote


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From:           Nora Kreimer <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Dec 2001 20:36:54 -0300
Subject:        From Bartleby Oxford Shakespeare

Search Results for "rascally"

1) Act II. Scene V. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will. Craig, W.J., ed.
1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...to death with melancholy. 4 Sir To. Wouldst thou not be glad to have
the niggardly rascally sheep-biter come by some notable shame? Fab. I
would exult, man: you know...

2) Act V. Scene I. The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Craig, W.J., ed.
1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...causes why and wherefore in all things: I will tell you, asse my
friend, Captain Gower. The rascally, scald, beggarly, lousy, pragging
knave, Pistol,-which you and...

3) Act V. Scene II. All s Well that Ends Well. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914.
The Oxford Shakespeare

...Pray you, sir, use the carp as you may, for he looks like a poor,
decayed, ingenious, foolish, rascally knave. I do pity his distress in
my similes of comfort, and...

4) Act IV. Scene VIII. The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Craig, W.J.,
ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...as my word. Flu. Your majesty hear now,-saving your majesty s
manhood,-what an arrant, rascally, beggarly, lousy knave it is. I hope
your majesty is pear me testimony...

5) Act I. Scene II. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth. Craig,
W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...Let him be damned like the glutton! may his tongue be hotter! A
whoreson Achitophel! a rascally yea-forsooth knave! to bear a gentleman
in hand, and then stand upon...

6) Act II. Scene II. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth. Craig,
W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...not the boy profited? Bard. Away, you whoreson upright rabbit, away!
Page. Away, you rascally Althea s dream, away! Prince. Instruct us, boy;
what dream, boy? 32...

7) Act II. Scene IV. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth. Craig,
W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare

...charge you. 44 Dol. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion. What!
you poor, base, rascally, cheating, lack-linen mate! Away, you mouldy
rogue, away! I am meat for...

8) Act V. Scene III. Troilus and Cressida. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The
Oxford Shakespeare

...come from yond poor girl. 116 Tro. Let me read. Pan. A whoreson
tisick, a whoreson rascally tisick so troubles me, and the foolish
fortune of this girl; and what...

9) Act IV. Scene I. As You Like It. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford
Shakespeare

...of Venus, that was begot of thought, conceived of spleen, and born of
madness, that blind rascally boy that abuses every one s eyes because
his own are out, let him...

10) Act II. Scene II. The Merry Wives of Windsor. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914.
The Oxford Shakespeare

...from me: I say I shall be with her between ten and eleven; for at
that time the jealous rascally knave her husband will be forth. Come you
to me at night; you shall...

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Dec 2001 09:55:57 -0000
Subject: 12.2816 REFQ - Possible Shakespeare Quote
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2816 REFQ - Possible Shakespeare Quote

Joan M. O'Kane wrote: "The Vice Chair of our company is looking for a
verse that is something like "those rakeskelly fellows who cannot by
peace take what they can by force reap".  The wording and spelling are
probably not exact, but it is as close as he remembers.  He is firmly
convinced it is from Shakespeare, but we are unable to identify it".

Sounds a bit ham-fisted for Shakespeare (but no doubt another
list-member will now prove me wrong...). The sentiment is a commonplace,
of course...

Charles Shadwell (not the more famous Thomas), in his comedy "The
Humours of the Army" (1713), writes something about "our rakely young
fellows still living by their wits" - Act One I think.

OED has no entry for "rakehelly" or its variants (which I take you to
mean by "rakeskelly") attributed to Shakespeare. It means rake-like. A
quick browse through a concordance (I don't have one to hand) would
settle the matter one way or the other, or an electronic keyword-search.

How about this from Sir William Browne:

        The King to Oxford sent a troop of horse,
        For Tories own no argument but force:
        With equal skill to Cambridge books he sent,
        For Whigs admit no force but argument.

This was a reply to an epigram by Joseph Trapp:

        The King, observing with judicious eyes
        The state of both his universities,
        To Oxford sent a troop of horse, and why?
        That learned body wanted loyalty;
        To Cambridge books, as very well discerning
        How much that loyal body wanted learning.

Nothing to do with Shax, I know, but fun. The King was George I, by the
way, who had donated Bishop Ely's library to Cambridge University. My
apologies to any list-members who happen to be alumni of either of these
august institutions.

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