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King Lear
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  • I dare pawn down my life for him that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger.
  • What, have you writ that letter to my sister?
  • Thus out of season, threading dark-ey’d night: Occasions, noble Gloster, of some poise, Wherein we must have use of your advice:— Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister, Of differences, which I best thought it fit To answer from our home; the several messengers From hence attend despatch.
  • Quickly send,— Be brief in it,—to the castle; for my writ Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia:— Nay, send in time.
  • What he hath utter’d I have writ my sister: If she sustain him and his hundred knights, When I have show’d th’ unfitness,— [Re-enter Oswald.

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  • Her attorney filed for a writ of habeas corpus.
  • Writ in my cousin’s hand,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing

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