This respite shook The bosom of my conscience, enter’d me, Yea, with a splitting power, and made to tremble The region of my breast; which forc’d such way, That many maz’d considerings did throng And press’d in with this caution.
I’ the progress of this business, Ere a determinate resolution, he, I mean the Bishop, did require a respite; Wherein he might the King his lord advertise Whether our daughter were legitimate, Respecting this our marriage with the dowager, Sometimes our brother’s wife.
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Will hands me a test, and in the time it takes to complete it I do my best to focus entirely on the questions at hand, hoping I’ll find momentary respite from my new reality.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
The respite from the battle felt too good to be true.