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Lorenzo

Beshrew me but I love her heartily

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Beshrew me but I love her heartily,
For she is wise, if I can judge of her,
And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true,
And true she is, as she hath proved herself.
And therefore, like herself, wise, fair, and true,
Shall she be placèd in my constant soul.
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Act 2
Scene 6
Line 54

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Madam, although I speak it in your presence

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Lorenzo
Madam, although I speak it in your presence,
You have a noble and a true conceit
Of godlike amity, which appears most strongly
In bearing thus the absence of your lord.
But if you knew to whom you show this honor,
How true a gentleman you send relief,
How dear a lover of my lord your husband,
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Act 3
Scene 4
Line 1

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Appearance and Prejudice

How every fool can play upon the word!

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How every fool can play upon the word! I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn into silence, and discourse grow commendable in none only but parrots.
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Act 3
Scene 5
Line 42

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O dear discretion, how his words are suited!

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Lorenzo 
O dear discretion, how his words are suited!
The fool hath planted in his memory
An army of good words, and I do know
A many fools that stand in better place,
Garnished like him, that for a tricksy word
Defy the matter.
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Act 3
Scene 5
Line 64

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The moon shines bright

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Lorenzo
The moon shines bright. In such a night as this,
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees
And they did make no noise, in such a night
Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls
And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents
Where Cressid lay that night.
Jessica
In such a night
Did Thisbe fearfully o’ertrip the dew
And saw the lion’s shadow ere himself
And ran dismayed away.
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 1

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How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank

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How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears; soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold.
There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 63

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Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn

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Lorenzo
Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn.
With sweetest touches pierce your mistress’ ear,
And draw her home with music.
Music plays.
Jessica 
I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
Lorenzo
The reason is,
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 74

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