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Alas, my lord, Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence

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Calphurnia
Alas, my lord,
Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence.
Do not go forth today; call it my fear
That keeps you in the house, and not your own.
We'll send Mark Antony to the Senate-house,
And he shall say you are not well today.
Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this.
Julius Caesar
Mark Antony shall say I am not well,
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 52

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Alas, poor country

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Alas, poor country,
Almost afraid to know itself. It cannot
Be called our mother, but our grave, where nothing
But who knows nothing is once seen to smile;
Where sighs and groans and shrieks that rent the air
Are made, not marked; where violent sorrow seems
A modern ecstasy. The dead man's knell
Is there scarce asked for who,
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 189

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Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!

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Olivia, to Malvolio
Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!
Fool
Why, “some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrown upon them.”
I was one, sir, in this interlude, one Sir Topas, sir,
but that's all one. “By the Lord, Fool, I am not
mad”—but, do you remember “Madam, why laugh
you at such a barren rascal;
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 392

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Alas, poor shepherd, searching of thy wound

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Rosalind
Alas, poor shepherd, searching of thy wound,
I have by hard adventure found mine own.
Touchstone
And I mine. I remember when I was in
love I broke my sword upon a stone and bid him
take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I
remember the kissing of her batler, and the cow’s
dugs that her pretty chopped hands had milked;
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Act 2
Scene 4
Line 31

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Alas, poor Yorick!

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Alas, poor Yorick!
I knew him, Horatio—a fellow of infinite
jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his
back a thousand times, and now how abhorred in
my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung
those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.
Where be your gibes now? your gambols?
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 190

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Alas, sir, are you here?

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Kent
Alas, sir, are you here? Things that love night
Love not such nights as these. The wrathful skies
Gallow the very wanderers of the dark
And make them keep their caves. Since I was man,
Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,
Such groans of roaring wind and rain I never
Remember to have heard.
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Act 3
Scene 1
Line 44

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Alas, sweet wife, my honor is at pawn

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Northumberland
Alas, sweet wife, my honor is at pawn,
And, but my going, nothing can redeem it.
Lady Percy
O yet, for God’s sake, go not to these wars.
The time was, father, that you broke your word
When you were more endeared to it than now,
When your own Percy, when my heart’s dear Harry,
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Alas, the part I had in Woodstock’s blood

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Gaunt 
Alas, the part I had in Woodstock’s blood
Doth more solicit me than your exclaims
To stir against the butchers of his life.
But since correction lieth in those hands
Which made the fault that we cannot correct,
Put we our quarrel to the will of heaven,
Who, when they see the hours ripe on Earth,
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Alas! And would you take the letter of her?

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Countess 
Alas! And would you take the letter of her?
Might you not know she would do as she has done
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Ah, what sharp stings are in her mildest words!

Steward reads the  letter
I am Saint Jaques’ pilgrim, thither gone.
Ambitious love hath so in me offended
That barefoot plod I the cold ground upon,
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Act 3
Scene 4
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Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry

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Enobarbus
Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry on
Affairs of Antony, there did dissuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
And leave his master Antony. For this pains,
Caesar hath hanged him. Canidius and the rest
That fell away have entertainment but
No honorable trust. I have done ill,
Of which I do accuse myself so sorely
That I will joy no more.
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Act 4
Scene 6
Line 14

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All good people, You that thus far have come to pity me

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Buckingham
All good people,
You that thus far have come to pity me,
Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me.

Go with me like good angels to my end,
And as the long divorce of steel falls on me,
Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice

I have this day received a traitor’s judgment,
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All other doubts, by time let them be clear'd

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All other doubts, by time let them be clear'd,
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steer'd.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 45

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All things are ready

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All things are ready if our minds be so.
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Act 4
Scene 3

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All this was ordered by the good discretion

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Norfolk
All this was ordered by the good discretion
Of the right reverend Cardinal of York.

No man’s pie is freed
From his ambitious finger.

Buckingham
The devil speed him! No man’s pie is freed
From his ambitious finger.Metaphor
What had he
To do in these fierce vanities?
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 59

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All tongues speak of him

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All tongues speak of him, and the bleared sights
Are spectacled to see himSynecdoche
. Your prattling nurse
Into a rapture lets her baby cry
While she chats him; the kitchen malkin pins
Her richest lockram 'bout her reechy neck,
Clamb'ring the walls to eye him; stalls, bulks, windows
Are smother'd up, leads fill'd,
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 224

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All unavoided is the doom of destiny

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Richard
All unavoided is the doom of destiny.
Queen Elizabeth
True, when avoided grace makes destiny.
My babes were destined to a fairer death
If grace had blessed thee with a fairer life.
Richard
You speak as if that I had slain my cousins.

No doubt the murd’rous knife was dull and blunt
Till it was whetted on thy stone-hard heart,
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Act 4
Scene 4
Line 228

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All's done, my lord

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Ulysses
All's done, my lord.
Troilus
It is.
Ulysses
Why stay we then?
Troilus
To make a recordation to my soul
Of every syllable that here was spoke.
But if I tell how these two did co-act,
Shall I not lie in publishing a truth?
Sith yet there is a credence in my heart,
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 138

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Always obedient to your Grace's will

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Always obedient to your Grace's will,
I come to know your pleasure.
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 27

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Am not I your Rosalind?

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Rosalind, as Ganymede
Am not I your Rosalind?
Orlando
I take some joy to say you are because I
would be talking of her.
Rosalind, as Ganymede
Well, in her person I say I will not have you.

Men have died from time to time and
worms have eaten them,
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Act 4
Scene 1
Line 93

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Ambassadors from Harry King of England

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Messenger
Ambassadors from Harry King of England
Do crave admittance to your Majesty.
King of France
We’ll give them present audience. Go, and bring them.
 Messenger exits.
You see this chase is hotly followed, friends.

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
As self-neglecting

Dauphin
Turn head and stop pursuit,
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Act 2
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