First Lines of Shakespeare

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Can you name the Shakespeare Plays by First Line?

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Nay, but this dotage of our General's O'erflows the measure.Philo
As by your high imperial majesty I had in charge at my depart for France, as Procurator to your excellene, to marry Princess Margaret for your grace...Duke of Suffolk
I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.Earl of Kent
Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York; and all the clouds that loured upong our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.Richard Gloucester
If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia on the like ocassion wheron my services are now on foot...Archidamus
Hence, home, you idle creatures, get you home!Flavius
When shall we three meet again?First Witch
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...Titled Character
If music be the food of love, play on...Orsino
Hung be the heavens with black!Duke of Bedford
Tush, never tell me!Roderigo
In delivering my son from me I bury a second husband.Countess
Cease to persuade, my loving ProteusValentine
I'll feeze you, in faith.Christopher Sly
I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this night to Messina.Leonato
Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.First Citizen
Noble patricians, patrons of my right, defend the justice of my cause with arms.Saturninus
Two households, both alike in dignity in fair Verona, where we lay our scene...Chorus
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Sir Hugh, persuade me not.Robert Shallow
In Troy there lies the scene.Prologue
Open your ears; for which of you will stop the vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?Rumour
Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour draws on apace.Thesueus
Now say, Chatillon, what would France with us?Titled Character
Escalus.Vincentio, Duke of Vienna
O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention...Chorus
Who's there?Barnardo
To sing a song that old was sung from ashes ancient Gower is come assuming man's infirmities to glad your ear and please your eyes.John Gower
Boatswain!The Master of a ship
As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns...Orlando
You do not meet a man but frowns.First Gentleman
I wonder how the King escaped our hands?Earl of Warwick
Good day, sir.Poet
Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster, hast thou according to thy oath and bond brought hither Henry Hereford...Titled Character
In sooth, I know not why I am so sad.Antonio
Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, live registered upon our brazen tombs...Ferdinand
Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall, and by the doom of death end woes and all.Egeon

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