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How poor are they that have not patience!

      — Othello, Act II Scene 3

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KEYWORD: shrive

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Merchant of Venice
[I, 2]

Portia

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If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good a
heart as I can bid the other four farewell, I should
be glad of his approach: if he have the condition
of a saint and the complexion of a devil, I had
rather he should shrive me than wive me. Come,
Nerissa. Sirrah, go before.
Whiles we shut the gates
upon one wooer, another knocks at the door.

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