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In Plain English: The Winter's Tale
Can you pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale?
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In Plain English: Love's Labour's Lost
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To your own bents dispose you.
Lower messes perchance are to this business purblind?
Thou art a coward, which hoxes honesty behind, restraining from course required.
Thou mightst bespice a cup to give mine enemy a lasting wink, which draft to me were cordial.
Thou dost advise me even so as I mine own course have set down.
I beseech you, If you know aught which does behoove my knowledge thereof to be informed, imprison't not in ignorant concealment.
To the contrary I have expressed commandment.
On my own accord I'll off, but first I'll do my errand.
Although the print be little, the whole matter and copy of him that got it.
He quit his fortunes here, and to the hazard of all incertainties himself commended.
The skies look grimly and threaten present blusters.
Myself, being as I am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
With these forced thoughts I prithee darken not the mirth o' th' feast.
Leave your prating.
When I handed love, as you do, I was wont to load my she with knacks.
Embrace but my direction, if your more ponderous and settled project may suffer alteration.
What color for my visitation shall I hold up before him?
O, that ever I had squared me to thy counsel!
Beseech you, sir, remember since you owed no more to time than I do now.
Our absence makes us unthrifty to our knowledge. Let's along.
You look as if you held a brow of much distraction.
Nine changes of the wat'ry star hath been the shepherd's note.
They have seemed to be together, though absent, shook hands as over a vast, and embraced as it were from the ends of opposed winds.
I'll give him my commission to let him there behind the gest prefixed for's parting.
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