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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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  • Thank me for this more than for all the favours Which, all too much, I have bestow’d on thee.
  • I know you have determin’d to bestow her On Thurio, whom your gentle daughter hates; And should she thus be stol’n away from you, It would be much vexation to your age.
  • Bestow thy fawning smiles on equal mates, And think my patience, more than thy desert, Is privilege for thy departure hence.
  • Now, therefore, would I have thee to my tutor, For long agone I have forgot to court; Besides, the fashion of the time is chang’d, How and which way I may bestow myself To be regarded in her sun-bright eye.
  • ůspent our hours together; And though myself have been an idle truant, Omitting the sweet benefit of time To clothe mine age with angel-like perfection, Yet hath Sir Proteus,—for that’s his name,— Made use and fair advantage of his days: His years but young, but his experience old; His head unmellowed, but his judgment ripe; And, in a word,—for far behind his worth Comes all the praises that I now bestow,— He is complete in feature and in mind, With all good grace to grace a gentleman.

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  • bestow blessings upon the marriage
  • In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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