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  • One would take it, That never saw ’cause pace before, the spavin Or springhalt reign’d among ’em.
  • There is a fellow somewhat near the door, he should be a brazier by his face, for, o’ my conscience, twenty of the dog-days now reign in’s nose; all that stand about him are under the line, they need no other penance: that fire-drake did I hit three times on the head, and three times was his nose discharged against me; he stands there, like a mortar-piece, to blow us.

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  • Please you, sir, The King, your father, was reputed for A prince most prudent, of an excellent And unmatch’d wit and judgment; Ferdinand, My father, King of Spain, was reckon’d one The wisest prince that there had reign’d by many A year before; it is not to be question’d That they had gather’d a wise council to them Of every realm, that did debate this business, Who deem’d our marriage lawful; wherefore I humbly Beseech you, sir, to spare me till I may Be by my friends in Spain…

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as in: She reigned over England Define
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
as in: uncertainty reigns Define
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
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