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The Comedy of Errors
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  • Kneel to the duke before he pass the abbey.
  • — Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate, And bid the lady abbess come to me: I will determine this before I stir.
  • Even now we hous’d him in the abbey here, And now he’s there, past thought of human reason.
  • I never came within these abbey walls, Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me: I never saw the chain, so help me heaven!
  • Saw’st thou him enter at the abbey here?
  • By this, I think, the dial points at five: Anon, I’m sure, the duke himself in person Comes this way to the melancholy vale; The place of death and sorry execution, Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
  • Besides, I will be sworn these ears of mine Heard you confess you had the chain of him, After you first forswore it on the mart, And thereupon I drew my sword on you; And then you fled into this abbey here, From whence, I think, you are come by miracle.
  • Anon, I wot not by what strong escape, He broke from those that had the guard of him; And, with his mad attendant and himself, Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, Met us again, and, madly bent on us, Chased us away; till, raising of more aid, We came again to bind them: then they fled Into this abbey, whither we pursued them: And here the abbess shuts the gates on us, And will not suffer us to fetch him out, Nor send him forth that we may bear him hence.
  • 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

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  • Wants to throw them out, yet tries to make us sing the Doxology like we were all in Westminster Abbey, does he?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Westminster Abbey had had one, she knew, as had the Sagrada Familia and Saint Basil the Blessed, but they had been sealed when Portals were invented.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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