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QUEEN ELIZABETH
Fifty pounds! A very worthy sum on a very worthy question. Can a play show us the very truth and nature of love? I bear witness to the wager, and will be the judge of it as occasion arises. I have not seen anything to settle it yet.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
And tell Master Shakespeare, something more cheerful next time, for Twelfth Night.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
[to Lord Wessex] Have her then, but you're a lordly fool. She's been plucked since I saw her last, and not by you... it takes a woman to know it.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
I know something of a woman in a man's profession. Yes, by God, I do know about that.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
[after inspecting Viola] Have her then, but you're a lordly fool. She's been plucked since I saw her last, and not by you... it takes a woman to know it.
LORD WESSEX
[angrily] Marlowe!
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
You are an eager boy. Did you like the play?
JOHN WEBSTER
I liked it when she stabbed herself, Your Majesty.
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LORD WESSEX
How is this to end?
QUEEN ELIZABETH
As stories must when love's denied: with tears and a journey.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
Playwrights teach us nothing about love. They make it pretty, they make it comical, or they make it lust, but they cannot make it true.
VIOLA DE LESSEPS
Oh, but they can!
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
Master Kent, as I foretold, Lord Wessex has lost his wife to the theater. Go, make your farewell, and send her out.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH
Mr. Tilney! Have a care with my name - you will wear it out!