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Thread #123950   Message #2734652
Posted By: Peace
29-Sep-09 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Everyday Shakespeare
Subject: RE: BS: Everyday Shakespeare
From Shakespeare's Richard III, 1591/2:

CATESBY:
Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger:
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!

Modern: The King needs a horse or night will fall [the day is lost].

KING RICHARD III:
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

Modern: He means it!

CATESBY:
Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.

Modern: Freakin' ace.