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Philostrate

Say what abridgment have you for this evening

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Theseus
Say what abridgment have you for this evening,
What masque, what music? How shall we beguile
The lazy time if not with some delight?
Philostrate, giving Theseus a paper
There is a brief how many sports are ripe.
Make choice of which your Highness will see first.

“Merry” and “tragical”?
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 43

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