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Neither my husband nor the slave returned

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Adriana
Neither my husband nor the slave returned
That in such haste I sent to seek his master?
Sure, Luciana, it is two o’clock.
Luciana
Perhaps some merchant hath invited him,
And from the mart he’s somewhere gone to dinner.
Good sister, let us dine, and never fret.

So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee,
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 1

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The clock struck nine when I did send the Nurse

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Juliet
The clock struck nine when I did send the Nurse.
In half an hour she promised to return.
Perchance she cannot meet him. That’s not so.
O, she is lame! Love’s heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glides than the sun’s beams,
Driving back shadows over louring hills.

Love’s heralds should be thoughts,
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Act 2
Scene 5
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O God! Methinks it were a happy life

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O God! Methinks it were a happy life
To be no better than a homely swain,
To sit upon a hill as I do now,
To carve out dials quaintly, point by point,
Thereby to see the minutes how they run:
How many makes the hour full complete,
How many hours brings about the day,
How many days will finish up the year,
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Act 2
Scene 5
Line 21

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Town and Country

Then there is no true lover in the forest

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Rosalind, as Ganymede
Then there is no true lover
in the forest; else sighing every minute and
groaning every hour would detect the lazy foot of
time as well as a clock.
Orlando
And why not the swift foot of time? Had not
that been as proper?

Time travels in divers paces with divers persons.
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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 307

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