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William Shakespeare

(1564 - 1616)


English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature

'A is far gone, far gone. And truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love, very near this. Hamlet, Act ii, Scene 2
'A parted ev'n just between twelve and one, ev'n at the turning o' the tide; for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his finger's end, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as pen, and 'a babbled of green fields. Henry V, Act ii, Scene 3
'A took my father grossly, full of bread, with all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May; and how his audit stands, who knows save heaven? Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iii)
'A was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
'Ay,' quoth my uncle Gloucester, 'Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace.' And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast, Because sweet flow'rs are slow and weeds make haste. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (York at II, iv)
'Fore God, you have here a goodly dwelling and a rich. Henry IV, Part II, Act v, Scene 3
'Gainst knave and thieves men shut their gate. Twelfth Night, Act v, Scene 1
'Good den, Sir Richard!'--'God-a-mercy, fellow'-- and if his name be George, I'll call him Peter, for new-made honour doth forget men's names; 'tis too respective and too sociable for your conversion. King John, Act i, Scene1
'O Jove,' quoth she, 'how much a fool was I To be of such a weak and silly mind To wail his death who lives, and must not die Till mutual overthrow of mortal kind! For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.
'O opportunity! Thy guilt is great, 'tis thou that execut'st the traitor's treason; thou set'st the wolf where he the lamb may get; whoever plots the sin, thou point'st the season; 'tis thou that spurn'st at right, at law, at reason; and in thy shady cell, where none may spy him, sits sin to seize the souls that wander by him.