The true beginning of our end.
 William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source A Midsummer Night's Dream
Topic end beginning
Date 1601
Language English
Note Written between 1590 and 1597


Flourish of trumpets. Enter the Prologue.
PROLOGUE If we offend, it is with our good will. That you should think, we come not to offend, But with good will. To show our simple skill,
That is the true beginning of our end. Consider then, we come but in despite. We do not come, as minding to content you, Our true intent is. All for your delight
We are not here. That you should here repent you,
The actors are at hand, and, by their show,” source

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