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In Plain English: Love's Labour's Lost
Can you pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost?
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In Plain English: A Midsummer Night's Dream
To view a list of all the quizzes in this series, click the "Source" link or "In Plain" tag below the quiz.
I was wont to think no harm all night and make a dark night too of half the day.
Why should proud summer boast before the birds have any cause to sing?
I do confess much of the hearing of it, but little of the marking of it.
You are not ignorant of that which all-telling fame doth noise abroad.
Bold of your worthiness, we single you as our best-moving fair solicitor.
All his behaviours did make their retire to the court of his eye, peeping thorough desire. His heart, like an agate with your print impressed, proud with his form, in his eye pride expressed.
Warble, child, make passionate my sense of hearing.
By virtue, thy silly thought enforcest my spleen; the heaving of my lungs provokes me to ridiculous smiling.
Like the sequel, I.
A soul feminine saluteth us.
Thou makest the triumviry, the corner-cap of society, the shape of Love's Tyburn, that hangs up simplicity.
Come, sir, you blush. As his your case is such. You chide at him, offending twice as much.
Sweet fellowship in shame.
Encounters mounted are against your peace.
The music plays, vouchsafe some motion to it.
I dare not call them fools, but this I think, when they are thirsty, fools would fain have drink.
Forbear until the twelve celestial signs have brought about the annual reckoning.
It may be so; but if he say it is so, he is, in telling true, but so.
I am ill at reckoning. It fitteth the spirit of a tapster.
My ever-esteemed duty pricks me on.
Her shoulder is with child.
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