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Shakespeare's Opening Lines: The Quiz

Question #2: CORRECT!

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
Richard III (1.1)

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Richard III. 'I am determined to prove a villain' (1.1.28). From Shakespeare's stories of the English kings. Thomas Carter. Illus. Gertrude Demain Hammond. (1912)