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Come the three corners of the world in arms

Origin

Cobbe family portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's King John, 1595:

Now these her princes are come home again,
Come the three corners of the world in arms,
And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue,
If England to itself do rest but true.

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