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The Winter's Tale
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  • If The cause were not in being,—part o’ the cause, She the adultress; for the harlot king Is quite beyond mine arm, out of the blank And level of my brain, plot-proof; but she I can hook to me:—say that she were gone, Given to the fire, a moiety of my rest Might come to me again.
  • Well, give me the moiety.
  • —You, my lord, best know,— Who least will seem to do so,—my past life Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true, As I am now unhappy: which is more Than history can pattern, though devis’d And play’d to take spectators; for behold me,— A fellow of the royal bed, which owe A moiety of the throne, a great king’s daughter, The mother to a hopeful prince,—here standing To prate and talk for life and honour ’fore Who please to come and hear.

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  • Had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature it is probable that lady would not have been there, but her intense and fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested.
    Frank R. Stockton  --  The Lady, or the Tiger?

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