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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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All’s Well That Ends Well, act 3, sc. 3

Actual Quote “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill go together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.” In Current Language: Life can be compared to a yarn, woven into an intricate Read More

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King Richard III, act 4. Sc. 4   Actual Quote: “An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.” In Current Language: An audience responds more positively to a story that is told simply Suggestions For Use: It could be your comment on questionable, dubious and intricate statements. Any listener intent to find applications of the Read More

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Hamlet, act 3, sc. 3, Crime and Remorse

Actual Quote: “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” In Current Language: My words may seem or sound good, but my thoughts have not changed. From the point of view of decency and honor, hypocritical words are empty and useless. Suggestions For Use: Apply part of the Read More

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The Tempest, act 1, sc. 1 – Results of Language Learning

                                                       Actual Quote:  “You taught me language and my profit on it Is, I know how to curse.” In Current Language: The quote is clear without a translation. Still, Read More

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Merchant of Venice, on Pretension of Goodness, Act 2, sc.2

Actual Quote:     “There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts” In Current Language: Almost every vice may be made to present an outward appearance of goodness. Suggestions For Use: When your political adversary tries to cover up or apply a good spin to something particularly bad. Read More

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Changes to the YourDailyShakespeare website

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As The King of France says in “All’s Well that ends well” “… on our quick’st decrees The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time Steals ere we can effect them” That is, “… despite our determinations, The silent and stealthy foot of time Intervenes before we can put our decrees into action.” Since its inception, Read More

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A Tale of Two Cultures (America and Russia)

When events do not make sense or are such as sense cannot untie,(1) an option is to forget all about them – the head-in-the-sand solution. Another is to remember that man is but a quintessence of dust (2) and often, therefore, not even worth the dust that the rude wind blows in his face. (3) Read More

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