- One would take it, That never saw 'cause pace before, the spavin Or springhalt reign'd among 'em.1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — An ante-chamber in the palace (20% in)
- 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...2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (27% in)
- 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.5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — The palace yard (45% in)
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