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Follow that line: The Lady's Not for Burning
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Can you pick the response to, or continuation of, each of these lines from The Lady's Not for Burning?
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The Lady's Not for Burning is a comedy in verse by Christopher Fry, set in the year 1400 ("either more or less or exactly"). It was first performed in 1948.
Classic Plays from Rhyming Clues
Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum (http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/8729)
Richard: Can I have your name?
Richard: Who ever would want to be hanged?
Alizon: They told me no one was here.
Nicholas: I have to tell you I've just been reborn.
Margaret: Fetch Humphrey, Nicholas dear.
Margaret: Can Richard carry him single-handed?
Tyson: What is the meaning of this?
Alizon: My father […] made up his mind to simplify matters and let me marry God. He gave me to a convent.
Tappercoom: It makes a complete sentence. Subject: they. Predicate: are brought together—
Tyson: And how does that strike you?
Humphrey: I should never have thought you would have done anything so undignified as to stoop to keyholes, uncle.
Thomas: God bless you, in case you sneeze.
Jennet: I laughed earlier this evening, and where am I now?
Jennet: Was it for laughter's sake you told them you were the Devil? Or why did you?
Thomas: Is there a **** would hold this in her arms and put her lips against it?
Tappercoom: You will spend the evening joyously, sociably, taking part in the pleasures of your fellow men.
Jennet: I hear a gay modulating anguish, rather like music.
Tyson: One God, one point of view. A general acquiescence to the mean.
Richard: The crickets are singing well with their legs tonight.
Humphrey: Am I unattractive to you?
Thomas: But you said, like a ray of truth itself, that you'd rather burn.
Skipps: Peace on earth and good tall women.
Margaret: At the moment, as you know, I'm trying hard to be patient with my sons.
Richard: A priest found an infant, about ten inches long, crammed into the poor-box. The money had all been taken.
Jennet: I am Jennet Jourdemayne…
Chaplain: I wish I were a thinking man, very much.
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