All of Shakespeare’s plays.
That for thyself: I will not so presume
To send such peevish tokens to a king.
Yes, my good lord, a pure unspotted heart,
Never yet taint with love, I send the king.
Such commendations as becomes a maid,
A virgin and his servant, say to him.
Farewell, my lord: good wishes, praise and prayers
Shall Suffolk ever have of Margaret.
An if my father please, I am content.
I am unworthy to be Henry's wife.
Why, what concerns his freedom unto me?
To be a queen in bondage is more vile
Than is a slave in base servility;
For princes should be free.
I cry you mercy, 'tis but Quid for Quo.
Tush, women have been captivate ere now.
Perhaps I shall be rescued by the French;
And then I need not crave his courtesy.
What though I be enthrall'd? he seems a knight,
And will not any way dishonour me.
Hear ye, captain, are you not at leisure?
He talks of wood: it is some carpenter.
And yet I would that you would answer me.
He talks at random; sure, the man is mad.
I were best to leave him, for he will not hear.
Wilt thou accept of ransom? yea, or no.
Why speak'st thou not? what ransom must I pay?
Say, Earl of Suffolk--if thy name be so--
What ransom must I pay before I pass?
For I perceive I am thy prisoner.
Margaret my name, and daughter to a king,
The King of Naples, whosoe'er thou art.
An open source tool for making transcripts really easy to read, search and share on the modern web
Your donations keep this site and others like it running
A Poplus component
mySociety is a registered charity in England and Wales (1076346) and a limited company (03277032). We provide commercial
services through our wholly owned subsidiary