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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty.
  • Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame, and start not so wildly from my affair.
  • ’tis as easy as lying: govern these ventages with your finger and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music.
  • Alas, how is’t with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy, And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?
  • Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus’d.
  • — A little month; or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father’s body Like Niobe, all tears;—why she, even she,— O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle, My father’s brother; but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: within a month; Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her galled eyes, She married:— O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!

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  • The event has elevated the level of public discourse on this issue.
  • The idea of individual rights is prominent in American discourse.

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