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All's Well, That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: All?s Well, that Ends Well; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter yong Bertram Count of Rossillion, his Mother, and Helena, Lord Lafew, all in blacke. Mother. In delivering my sonne from me, I burie a second husband. Ros. And I in going Madam, weep ore my fathers death anew; but I must attend his majesties command, to whom I am now in Ward, evermore in subjection. Laf. You shall find of the King a husband Madame, you sir a father. He that so generally is at all ...

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: As you Like it; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Orlando and Adam. Orlando. As I remember Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will, but poore a thousand Crownes, and as thou saist, charged my bro-ther on his blessing to breed mee well: and there begins my sadnesse: My brother Iaques he keepes at schoole, and report speakes goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keepes me rustically at home, or (to speak more properly) staies me heere at home un...

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The Tragedie of Julius C‘Sar

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Tragedie of Julius Caesar; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Flavius, Murellus, and certaine Commoners over the Stage. Flavius. Hence: home you idle Creatures, get you home: Is this a Holiday? What, know you not (Being Mechanicall) you ought not walke Upon a labouring day, without the signe Of your Profession? Speake, what Trade art thou? Car. Why Sir, a Carpenter. Mur. Where is thy Leather Apron, and thy Rule? What dost thou with thy best Apparrell on? ...

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The Tragedie of Cymbeline

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Tragedie of Cymbeline; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter two Gentlemen. Gent. You do not meet a man but Frownes. Our bloods no more obey the Heavens Then our Courtiers: Still seeme, as do?s the Kings. Gent. But what?s the matter? His daughter, and the heire of?s kingdome (whom He purpos?d to his wiues sole Sonne, a Widdow That late he married) hath referr?d her selfe Unto a poore, but worthy Gentleman. She?s wedded, Her Husband banish?d; she imprison?d, ...

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The Comedie of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Comedie of Errors; Actus Primus -- Scena Prima -- Enter the Duke of Ephesus, with the Merchant of Siracusa, Iaylor, and other attendants. Marchant. Proceed Solinus to procure my fall, And by the doome of death end woes and all. Duke. Merchant of Siracusa, plead no more. I am not partiall to infringe our Lawes; The enmity and discord which of late Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your Duke, To Merchants our well-dealing Countrimen, Who wanting gilders to ...

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The First Part of Henry the Fourth. Edited by Frederic W. Moorman

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The First Part of Henry the Fourth with the Life and Death of Henry Sirnamed Hot-Spurred; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter the King, Lord John of Lancaster, Earle of Westmerland, with others. King. So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Finde we a time for frighted Peace to pant, And breath shortwinded accents of new broils To be commenc?d in Stronds afarre remote: No more the thirsty entrance of this Soile, Shall daube her lippes with her owne childrens bl...

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The Second Part of Henry the Fourth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Second Part of Henry the Fourth Containing his Death and the Coronation of King Henry the Fifth; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- INDUCTION. Enter Rumour. Open your Eares: For which of you will stop The vent of Hearing, when loud Rumor speakes? I, from the Orient, to the drooping West (Making the winde my Post- horse) still unfold The Acts commenced on this Ball of Earth. Upon my Tongue, continuall Slanders ride, The which, in every Language, I pronounce, Stu...

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The Life of Henry the Fifth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Life of Henry the Fifth; Enter Prologue. O For a Muse of Fire, that would ascend The brightest Heaven of Inuention: A Kingdome for a Stage, Princes to Act, And Monarchs to behold the swelling Scene. Then should the Warlike Harry, like himselfe, Assume the Port of Mars, and at his heeles (Leasht in, like Hounds) should Famine, Sword, and Fire Crouch for employment. But pardon, Gentles all: The flat unraysed Spirits, that hath dar?d, On this unworthy Scaffold,...

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The First Part of Henry the Sixth. Edited by Louise Pound

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The First Part of Henry the Sixth; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Dead March. Enter the Funerall of King Henry the Fifth, attended on by the Duke of Bedford, Regent of France; the Duke of Gloster, Protector; the Duke of Exeter Warwicke, the Bishop of Winchester, and the Duke of Somerset. Bedford. Hung be y heavens with black, yield day to night; Comets importing change of Times and States, Brandish your crystall Tresses in the Skie, And with them scourge the ba...

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The Second Part of Henry the Sixth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Second Part of Henry the Sixth with the Death of the Good Duke Humfrey; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Flourish of Trumpets: Then Hoboyes. Enter King, Duke Humfrey, Salisbury, Warwicke, and Beau-ford on the one side. The Queene, Suffolke, Yorke, Somerset, and Buckingham, on the other. Suffolke. As by your high Imperiall Majesty, I had in charge at my depart for France, As Procurator to your Excellence, To marry Princes Margaret for your Grace; So in the Fam...

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The Third Part of Henry the Sixth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Third Part of Henry the Sixth with the Death of the Duke of Yorke; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Alarum. Enter Plantagenet, Edward, Richard, Norfolke, Mount-ague, Warwicke, and Souldiers. Warwicke. I Wonder how the King escap?d our hands? Pl. While we pursu?d the Horsmen of y North, He slyly stole away, and left his men: Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland, Whose Warlike eares could never brooke retreat, Chear?d up the drouping Army, and himselfe. Lor...

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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth: A Histori...

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth; THE PROLOGUE -- I Come no more to make you laugh, Things now, That beare a Weighty, and a Serious Brow, Sad, high, and working, full of State and Woe: Such Noble Scoenes, as draw the Eye to flow We now present. Those that can Pitty, heere May (if they thinke it well) let fall a Teare, The Subject will deserve it. Such as give Their Money out of hope they may beleeve, May heere finde Truth too.

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The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : A Study with the Text...

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Tragedie of Hamlet; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two Centinels. Barnardo. Who?s there? Fran. Nay answer me: Stand & unfold your selfe. Bar. Long live the King. Fran. Barnardo? Bar. He. Fran. You come most carefully upon your houre. Bar. ?Tis now strook twelve, get thee to bed Francisco. Fran. For this releefe much thankes: ?Tis bitter cold, And I am sicke at heart. Barn. Have you had quiet Guard? Fran. Not a Mouse stirring. B...

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The Life and Death of King John

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Life and Death of King John; Actus Primus -- Scaena Prima -- Enter King John, Queene Elinor, Pembroke, Essex, and Salisbury, with the Chattilion of France. King John. Now say Chatillion, what would France with us? Chat. Thus (after greeting) speakes the King of France, In my behaviour to the Majesty, The borrowed Majesty of England heere. Elea. A strange beginning: borrowed Majesty? K. John. Silence (good mother) heare the Embassie. Chat. Philip of France, i...

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The Tragedie of King Lear

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Tragedie of King Lear; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Kent, Gloucester, and Edmond. Kent. I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany, then Cornwall. Glou. It did alwayes seeme so to us: But now in the division of the Kingdome, it appeares not which of the Dukes hee valewes most, for qualities are so weigh?d, that curiosity in neither, can make choise of eithers moity. Kent. Is not this your Son, my Lord? Glou. His breeding Sir, hath bin a...

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Loues Labour's Lost

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: Loves Labour?s Lost; Actus Primus -- Enter Ferdinand King of Navarre, Berowne, Longavill, and Dumane. Ferdinand. Let Fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live registred upon our brazen Tombes, And then grace us in the disgrace of death: when spight of cormorant devouring Time, Th? endevour of this present breath may buy: That honour which shall bate his sythes keene edge, And make us heyres of all eternitie. Therefore brave Conquerours, for so you are, That...

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The Tragedie of Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Tragedie of Macbeth; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches. 1. When shall we three meet againe? In Thunder, Lightning, or in Raine? 2. When the Hurley-burley?s done, When the Battaile?s lost, and wonne. 3. That will be ere the set of Sunne. 1. Where the place? 2. upon the Heath. 3. There to meet with Macbeth. 1. I come, Gray-Malkin. All. Padock calls anon: faire is foule, and foule is faire, Hover through the fogge and filthie ayre. Exeunt ...

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Measure, For Measure

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: Measure For Measure; Actus Primus -- Scena Prima -- Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords. Duke. Escalus. Esc. My Lord. Duk. Of Government, the properties to unfold, Would seeme in me t? affect speech & discourse, Since I am put to know, that your owne Science Exceedes (in that) the lists of all aduice My strength can give you: Then no more remaines But that, to your sufficiency, as your worth is able, And let them worke: The nature of our People, Our Cities Institutions, ...

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The Merchant of Venice

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Merchant of Venice; Actus Primus -- Enter Anthonio, Salarino, and Salanio. Anthonio. In sooth I know not why I am so sad, It wearies me: you say it wearies you; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuffe ?tis made of, whereof it is borne, I am to learne: and such a Want- wit sadnesse makes of mee, That I have much ado to know my selfe. Sal. Your minde is tossing on the Ocean, There where your Argosies with portly saile Like Signiors and rich B...

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The Merry Wiues of Windsor

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Actus Primus -- Scena Prima -- Enter Justice Shallow, Slender, Sir Hugh Evans, Master Page, Falstoffe, Bardolph, Nym, Pistoll, Anne Page, Mistresse Ford, Mistresse Page, Simple. Shallow. Sir Hugh, perswade me not: I will make a Star-Chamber matter of it, if hee were twenty Sir John Falstoffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow Esquire.

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