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In which Shakespear's play does the line "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse"...

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM via web

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In which Shakespear's play does the line "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse" appear?

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shaluverma | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 20, 2012 at 12:36 AM (Answer #1)

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One of Shakespeare's best known lines. The quotation is sometimes now repeated ironically when someone is is need of some unimportant item.

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From Shakespeare's Richard III, 1594:

CATESBY: 
Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger:
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!

KING RICHARD III: 
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

CATESBY: 
Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:13 AM (Answer #2)

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Thanks alot!!

 

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