Quotation by Shakespeare

Plead what I will be, not what I have been;
Not my deserts, but what I will deserve.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Richard, in Richard III, act 4, sc. 4, l. 414-5.

Begging Queen Elizabeth to plead on his behalf with her daughter for her hand in marriage.
Surprise me with a
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