Shakespeare Plays by Opening Line

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Can you name the Shakespeare plays by opening line?

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'Escalus'
'Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, / From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.'
'In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband'
'I'll pheeze you, in faith.'
'When shall we three meet again / In thunder, lightning, or in rain?'
'In sooth I know not why I am so sad'
'Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us?'
'I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.'
'Boatswain!'
'Who's there?'
'I learn in this letter that Don Peter of Arragon comes this night to Messina.'
'So shaken as we are, so wan with care, / Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, / And breathe short-winded accents of new broils / To be commenced in strands afar remote.'
'Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a star- chamber matter of it: if he were twenty Sir John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.'
'If music be the food of love, play on'
'Now is the winter of our discontent...'
'Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly / That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse / As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.'
'Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home'
'Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour / Draws on apace'
'Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall / And by the doom of death end woes and all.
'Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, / Live register'd upon our brazen tombs / And then grace us in the disgrace of death'

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