Monthly Archives: December 2023

King Richard III, act 5, sc. 2

               “True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.” In Current Language: Hope, sustained by good reasons and good motives, is nimble, and soars with the graces of a flying swallow. It can transform kings into divine creatures and common Read More

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Titus Andronicus, act 5, sc. 3 “If one good deed…”

                                     Quote: “Ten thousand evils worse than ever yet I did Would I perform, if I might have my will: If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul” Read More

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Richard III, act 3, sc. 7 “… meditating with two deep divines”

Play: Richard III, act 3, sc. 7 Actual Quote: “… my lord, this prince is not an Edward! He is not lolling on a lewd day-bed, But on his knees at meditation; Not dallying with a brace of courtezans, But meditating with two deep divines; Not sleeping, to engross his idle body, But praying, to Read More

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Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 4

Actual Quote: “If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” In Current Language: If I witnessed these events played on a stage, I would rate the fiction as unrealistic. Suggestions For Use: Colorful way to express incredulity at what is happening under your eyes, directly or at Read More

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