English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature
So; now prosperity begins to mellow, and drop into the rotten mouth of death. Here in these confines slily have I lurkâ€™d, to watch the waning of mine enemies. A dire induction am I witness to, and will to France; hoping the consequence will prove as bitter, black, and tragical.
Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt. Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra at II, v)
Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish, a vapor sometime like a bear or lion, a towered citadel, a pendant rock, a forked mountain, or blue promontory with trees upon't that nod unto the world and mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs: they are black vesper's pageants.
Sorrow, like a heavy ringing bell, once set on ringing, with its own weight goes; then little strength rings out the doleful knell.
So cowards fight when they can fly no further; So doves do peck the falcon's piercing talons; So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their lives, Breathe out invectives 'gainst the officers. King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clifford at I, iv)
So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue that, his apparent open guilt omitted-- I mean, his conversation with Shore's wife-- He lived from all attainder of suspects. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at III, v)
So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition-- Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart; Two of the first, like coats in heraldry, Due but to one, and crowned with one crest. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena at III, ii)