Shakespeare Quotes: 31 March 2012

Posted: 31 March 2012 in theatre
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Shakespeare Quotes For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings:
How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed,
Some poisoned by their wives: some sleeping killed;
All murthered – for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchise, be feared and kill with looks;
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life
Were brass impregnable, and humoured thus,
Comes at the last and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
Richard II 3.2 155-70, Richard to Aumerle and Scroope

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