Short summers lightly have a forward spring.
 William Shakespeare, Richard III (1597). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Richard III
Topic summer spring
Date 1597
Language English
Note Written between 1591 and 1592


“I'll tell you what, my cousin Buckingham,— BUCKINGHAM What, my gracious lord? PRINCE An if I live until I be a man, I'll win our ancient right in France again, Or die a soldier as I liv'd a king. GLOSTER [Aside] Short summers lightly have a forward spring. BUCKINGHAM Now, in good time, here comes the Duke of York. [Enter YORK, HASTINGS, and the CARDINAL.] PRINCE
Richard of York! how fares our loving brother?
YORK Well, my dread lord; so must I call you now.” source

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