Shakespeare’s Words of Gratitude and Thanks to Thank You

Your presence makes us rich, my noble lord, and far surmounts our labour to attain it“Your presence makes us rich, most noble lord.
And far surmounts our labour to attain it.”

(King Richard II, act 2, sc. 3)

Tips for use.  Elegant follow-up to words of gratitude and consideration, especially when received from a person in power. However, in this day’s blog he who writes it wishes to express his appreciation to all the visitors to the “Your Daily Shakespeare” booth at the “Northwest Book Festival” held Saturday, July 28th in Pioneer Square, the heart of beautiful Portland, Oregon. Therefore, he will modify the line to say, “Your presence made us rich, most noble visitors, and far surpassed our labour to attain it.” And thank you also to those of the visitors who purchased a copy of the book “Your Daily Shakespeare”. I invite everyone to subscribe (free) to the American Shakespeare Club – see menu item just below Shakespeare’s picture. You can also chat with me when I am on line – if not, just email me by writing your comment or question on any of the blogs or directly at
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In the Play.  Feudal lords Ross and Willoughby reply to Bolingbroke (soon to become King Henry IV (Lancaster)), who expressed his appreciation at their joining his party. The usurpation of the throne by Bolingbroke was the trigger of the War of the Roses from 1337 to 1453 – the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York.

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