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Let me take you a button-hole lower. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.

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I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.

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A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.

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When daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.

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The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.

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But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 1.

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For aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 1.

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O, hell! to choose love by another's eyes. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 1.

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Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, “Behold!” The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 1.

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 1.

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Masters, spread yourselves. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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This is Ercles' vein. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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I 'll speak in a monstrous little voice. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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I am slow of study. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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That would hang us, every mother's son. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove; I will roar you, an 't were any nightingale. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A proper man, as one shall see in a summer's day. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act i. Sc. 2.

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The human mortals. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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My heart Is true as steel. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 1.

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Bless thee, Bottom! bless thee! thou art translated. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 1.

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Lord, what fools these mortals be! -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 2.

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So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 2.

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Two lovely berries moulded on one stem. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 2.

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