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Henry IV, Part 2
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insurrection
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Henry IV, Part 2
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  • But now the bishop Turns insurrection to religion: Supposed sincere and holy in his thoughts, He ’s follow’d both with body and with mind; And doth enlarge his rising with the blood Of fair King Richard, scraped from Pomfret stones; Derives from heaven his quarrel and his cause; Tells them he doth bestride a bleeding land, Gasping for life under great Bolingbroke; And more and less do flock to follow him.
  • If that rebellion Came like itself, in base and abject routs, Led on by bloody youth, guarded with rags, And countenanced by boys and beggary, I say, if damn’d commotion so appear’d, In his true, native, and most proper shape, You, reverend father, and these noble lords Had not been here, to dress the ugly form Of base and bloody insurrection With your fair honours.

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  • The insurrection spread throughout the country.
  • The civil rights activists were charged with inciting insurrection—a capital offense in Georgia.

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