William Shakespeare quote about love from Richard III - Say I will love her everlastingly . . . But how long shall that title, 'ever,' last?
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Say I will love her everlastingly . . . But how long shall that title, 'ever,' last?
 William Shakespeare, Richard III (1597). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Richard III
Topic love eternity
Date 1597
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1591 and 1592
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1503/1503-h/1503-h.htm

Context

“Tell her the king, that may command, entreats. QUEEN ELIZABETH That at her hands which the king's King forbids. KING RICHARD Say she shall be a high and mighty queen. QUEEN ELIZABETH To wail the title, as her mother doth. KING RICHARD Say I will love her everlastingly. QUEEN ELIZABETH But how long shall that title, "ever," last? KING RICHARD Sweetly in force unto her fair life's end. QUEEN ELIZABETH But how long fairly shall her sweet life last? KING RICHARD As long as heaven and nature lengthens it.” source

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