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PORT.

Here’s a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of Hell Gate, he should have old turning the key.

 
 

MACB.

To be thus is nothing,

 
 

LEN.

My former speeches have but hit your thoughts,

 
 

MAL.

Be not offended;

 
 

ANG.

From thee: even from thy virtue.

 
 

DUKE.

Be absolute for death: either death or life

 
 

POM.

I am as well acquainted here as I was in our house of profession.

 
 

GRA.

Let me play the fool,

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,

 
 

SHY.

Signior Antonio, many a time and oft

 
 

LAUN.

Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master.

 
 

MOR.

Some god direct my judgment! Let me see,

 
 

SHY.

To bait fish withal—if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

 
 

BASS.

What find I here?

 
 

GRA.

Let me play the fool,

 
 

ANT.

I am arm’d and well prepar’d.

 
 

SHY.

I have possess’d your Grace of what I purpose,

 
 

FAL.

My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.

 
 

FORD.

What a damn’d Epicurean rascal is this!

 
 

FORD.

Has Page any brains? Hath he any eyes? Hath he any thinking?

 
 

FAL.

Now, Master Brook, you come to know what hath pass’d between me and Ford’s wife?

 
 

FENT.

From time to time I have acquainted you

 
 

FAL.

The Windsor bell hath strook twelve; the minute draws on.

 
 

OBE.

My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememb’rest

 
 

OBE.

I pray thee give it me.

 
 

OBE.

Thou seest these lovers seek a place to fight;

 
 

PUCK.

My mistress with a monster is in love.

 
 

BOT.

Awaking.

When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.

 
 

PYR. (BOTTOM as PYRAMUS)

Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams;

 
 

PUCK.

Now the hungry lion roars,

 
 

D. JOHN.

I wonder that thou (being, as thou say’st thou art, born under Saturn)

 
 

BENE.

O, she misus’d me past the endurance of a block;

 
 

BENE.

This can be no trick: the conference was sadly borne;

 
 

BENE.

I know that, but I would have thee hence, and here again.

 
 

DOG.

Come hither, neighbor Seacole. God hath blest you with a good name.

 
 

LEON.

Wherefore? why, doth not every earthly thing

 
 

LEON.

I pray thee cease thy counsel,

 
 

IAGO.

O, sir, content you;

 
 

IAGO.

Virtue? a fig! ’tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.

 
 

IAGO.

Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;

 
 

IAGO.

It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will.

 
 

OTH.

Her father lov’d me, oft invited me;

 
 

IAGO.

That Cassio loves her, I do well believe’t;

 
 

IAGO.

I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion;

 
 

OTH.

Avaunt, be gone! thou hast set me on the rack.

 
 

OTH.

This fellow’s of exceeding honesty,

 
 

OTH.

It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul;

 
 

OTH.

Behold, I have a weapon;

 
 

PER.

How courtesy would seem to cover sin,

 
 

PER.

Why should this change of thoughts,

 
 

CER.

What’s that? Set’t down, let’s look upon’t.

 
 
 
 
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