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I would this music would come

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Cloten
I would this music would come. I am advised
to give her music a-mornings; they say it will
penetrate.

And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes.
With everything that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise,

 Enter Musicians.
Come on,
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Act 2
Scene 3
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Let me choose, For as I am, I live upon the rack

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Bassanio
Let me choose,
For as I am, I live upon the rack.
Portia
Upon the rack, Bassanio? Then confess
What treason there is mingled with your love.
Bassanio
None but that ugly treason of mistrust,
Which makes me fear th’ enjoying of my love.
There may as well be amity and life
‘Tween snow and fire,
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Take thy lute, wench

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Queen Katherine
Take thy lute, wench. My soul grows sad with troubles.
Sing, and disperse ’em if thou canst. Leave working.
Woman sings 

Orpheus with his lute made trees
And the mountaintops that freeze
Bow themselves when he did sing.
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung,
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Act 3
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This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one

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Autolycus
This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty
one.
Mopsa
Let’s have some merry ones.
Autolycus
Why, this is a passing merry one and goes
to the tune of —Two Maids Wooing a Man. There’s
scarce a maid westward but she sings it. ‘Tis in
request, I can tell you.
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Act 4
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I am out o’ friends, madam

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Fool
I am out o’ friends, madam, and I hope to have
friends for my wife’s sake.
Countess
Such friends are thine enemies, knave.

for young Charbon the Puritan and old
Poysam the Papist, howsome’er their hearts are
severed in religion, their heads are both one

Fool
You’re shallow,
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Where is the beauteous Majesty of Denmark?

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Ophelia
Where is the beauteous Majesty of Denmark?
Queen
How now, Ophelia?
Ophelia sings

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff
And his sandal shoon.

Queen
Alas,
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Act 4
Scene 5
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I’ll have no father, if you be not he

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Rosalind, to Duke
I’ll have no father, if you be not he.
 To Orlando.
I’ll have no husband, if you be not he,
 To Phoebe.
Nor ne’er wed woman, if you be not she.

Whiles a wedlock hymn we sing,
Feed yourselves with questioning,
That reason wonder may diminish
How thus we met,
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Act 5
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Highest queen of state, Great Juno, comes

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Ceres
Highest queen of state,
Great Juno, comes. I know her by her gait.
Juno
How does my bounteous sister? Go with me
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be
And honored in their issue.

They sing.

Juno

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance and increasing,
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Act 4
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Take, O take those lips away

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Enter Mariana, and Boy singing.

Take, O take those lips away,
 That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
 Lights that do mislead the morn.Synecdoches
But my kisses bring again, bring again,
 Seals of love, but sealed in vain,
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Come, let’s all take hands

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Antony
Come, let’s all take hands
Till that the conquering wine hath steeped our sense
In soft and delicate Lethe.
Enobarbus
All take hands.
Make battery to our ears with the loud music,
The while I’ll place you; then the boy shall sing.
The holding every man shall beat as loud
As his strong sides can volley.
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Act 2
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