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Hermione. Pray you sit by us,
And tell's a tale.
When as the rye reach to the chin,
And chopcherry, chopcherry ripe within,
Fair maid, white and red,
Comb me smooth, and stroke my head;
If the gods think to speak outright to man, they will honorably speak outright; not shake their heads, and give an old wives' dark ...
...I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock aro ...
When my old wife lived, upon
This day she was both pantler, butler, cook,
--I tell the tale that I heard told.
Mithridates, he died old.
There yet remains but one concluding tale,
And then this chronicle of mine is ended--
With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
I had observed that he did not wish to answer the same question more than once, and was often silent when it was put again for the ...
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