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The Comedy of Errors
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  • For, since the mortal and intestine jars ’Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us, It hath in solemn synods been decreed, Both by the Syracusians and ourselves, To admit no traffic to our adverse towns; Nay, more, If any born at Ephesus be seen At any Syracusian marts and fairs;— Again, if any Syracusian born Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies, His goods confiscate to the Duke’s dispose; Unless a thousand marks be levied, To quit the penalty and to ransom him.

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  • Has he been examined by any synod or council?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • All you gods, In general synod, take away her power; Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven, As low as to the fiends!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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