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O Hero, what a Hero hadst thou been

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O Hero, what a Hero hadst thou been
If half thy outward graces had been placed
About thy thoughts and counsels of thy heart!
But fare thee well, most foul, most fair. Farewell,
Thou pure impiety and impious purity.
For thee I’ll lock up all the gates of love
And on my eyelids shall conjecture hang,
To turn all beauty into thoughts of harm,
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You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate

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Celia
You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate.
We must have your doublet and hose plucked
over your head and show the world what the bird
hath done to her own nest.

O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thou
didst know how many fathom deep I am in love.

Rosalind
O coz,
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I do love nothing in the world so well as you

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Benedick
I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?
Beatrice
As strange as the thing I know not. It were as possible for me to say I loved nothing so well as you, but believe me not, and yet I lie not; I confess nothing,
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Kill Claudio!

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Beatrice
Kill Claudio!
Benedick
Ha! Not for the wide world.
Beatrice
You kill me to deny it. Farewell.
 She begins to exit.
Benedick
Tarry, sweet Beatrice.

O that I were a man for his sake! Or
that I had any friend would be a man for my sake!
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Appearance and Deception

A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee

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A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee.
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Now, my young guest, methinks you’re allycholly

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Host
Now, my young guest, methinks you’re allycholly.
I pray you, why is it?
Julia, as Sebastian
Marry, mine host, because I
cannot be merry.
Host
Come, we’ll have you merry. I’ll bring you where
you shall hear music and see the gentleman that you
asked for.
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Have at you, then, affection’s men-at-arms!

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Have at you, then, affection’s men-at-arms!
O, we have made a vow to study, lords,
And in that vow we have forsworn our books.
For when would you, my liege, or you, or you,
In leaden contemplation have found out
Such fiery numbers as the prompting eyes
Of beauty’s tutors have enriched you with?

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive.
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Joy, gentle friends, joy and fresh days of love

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Joy, gentle friends, joy and fresh days of love
Accompany your hearts!
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More strange than true

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More strange than true. I never may believe
These antic fables, nor these fairy toys.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold;
That is the madman.
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Women will love her, that she is a woman

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Women will love her, that she is a woman
More worth than any man; men, that she is
The rarest of all womenEllipsis

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