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- It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble fiery and delectable shapes; which, delivered o'er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit.4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — Another part of the forest (73% in)
- "Northumberland, thou ladder by the which My cousin Bolingbroke ascends my throne;" Though then, God knows, I had no such intent, But that necessity so bow'd the state That I and greatness were compell'd to kiss: "The time shall come," thus did he follow it, "The time will come, that foul sin, gathering head, Shall break into corruption:" so went on, Foretelling this same time's condition And the division of our amity.3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Westminster. The palace (66% in)
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