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The Comedy of Errors
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The Comedy of Errors
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  • Are my discourses dull?
  • I know a wench of excellent discourse,— Pretty and witty; wild, and yet, too, gentle;— There will we dine: this woman that I mean, My wife,—but, I protest, without desert,— Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal; To her will we to dinner.
  • She that doth call me husband, even my soul Doth for a wife abhor; but her fair sister, Possess’d with such a gentle sovereign grace, Of such enchanting presence and discourse, Hath almost made me traitor to myself: But, lest myself be guilty to self-wrong, I’ll stop mine ears against the mermaid’s song.
  • Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains To go with us into the abbey here, And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes:— And all that are assembled in this place, That by this sympathized one day’s error Have suffer’d wrong, go, keep us company, And we shall make full satisfaction— Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail Of you, my sons; nor till this present hour My heavy burdens are delivered:— The duke, my husband, and my children both, And you the calendars of theirů
  • If voluble and sharp discourse be marr’d, Unkindness blunts it more than marble hard: Do their gay vestments his affections bait?

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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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