Shakespeare's comedy of Much ado about nothing (Google eBook)

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American Book Company, 1906 - 180 pages
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Page 137 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent that you may hear : believe me for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom; and awake your senses that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 86 - When he shall hear she died upon his words, The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination...
Page 151 - John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing; no, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the throat, As deep as to the lungs?
Page 55 - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever ; One foot in sea, and one on shore ; To one thing constant never : Then sigh not so, But let them go. And be you blithe and bonny ; ' Converting all your sounds of woe Into Hey nonny, nonny.
Page 80 - s but the sign and semblance of her honour : Behold, how like a maid she blushes here : O, what authority and show of truth Can cunning sin cover itself withal...
Page 86 - Of every hearer : For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it ; but being lack'd and lost, Why then we rack " the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours...
Page 69 - Why then, take no note of him, but let him go ; and presently call the rest of the watch together, and thank God you are rid of a knave.
Page 45 - Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love : Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues : * Accimtrd.
Page 30 - Is it possible Disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signior Benedick? Courtesy itself must convert to disdain if you come in her presence.
Page 94 - I pray thee peace. I will be flesh and blood; For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently, However they have writ the style of gods And made a push at chance and sufferance.

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