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‘There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men’
Brutus tells Cassius to act while everything is going his way, or be left with nothing but regrets.

THERE is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows, and in miseries.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Enemy. Enmity.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Serve. Cause. Increase.

Use together in one sentence: Increase. Affairs. Brim.

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The Tempest
Music: Matthew Locke
A duke with a passion for the art of enchantment is stranded by his enemies on a deserted island.

PROSPERO, Duke of Milan, a keen student of spells and enchantments, was so wrapped up in his books of lore that his brother Antonio thought the duchy would be better in other hands. So he conspired with Alonso, King of Naples, to have Prospero and his three-year-old daughter Miranda taken out to sea, and set adrift.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Will. Would.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Storm. Spell. Settle.

Use together in one sentence: Summon. Grudgingly. All.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Hermia and her lover Lysander elope from Athens, only to become tangled with squabbling fairies in the woods.

WHEN Hermia’s father declared her life forfeit unless she married Demetrius, she fled Athens with her lover Lysander. But her friend Helena betrayed them, hoping in the frantic pursuit through the woods beyond the city to win Demetrius’s trust, and eventually his love.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Wander. Wonder.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Joke. Eye. Win.

Use together in one sentence: Joke. Sprite. Fairy.

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Two Gentlemen of Verona
Music: Charles Avison
Parted from his beloved Julia, Proteus follows his friend Valentine to Milan, where he meets the bewitching Silvia.

ONE day, Valentine came to bid farewell to his fast friend Proteus. Proteus had fallen in love, and Valentine, weary of listening to Proteus’s raptures about his Julia, thought he might try his luck in Milan. Luck was unusually kind, bringing him Silvia, the pretty, teasing daughter of the Duke of Milan.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Feast. Feat. Fast.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Slip. Join. Father.

Use together in one sentence: Know. Friend. Unusually.

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‘This England’
Music: Edward Elgar
John of Gaunt watches in despair as his country is milked for its wealth and shared out among the king’s favourites.

THIS throne of kings, this sceptr’d isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Fewer. Less.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Seat. Shame. Hand.

Use together in one sentence: Hand. Silver. Soul.

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‘Not one more!’
Music: Muzio Clementi
The prospect of facing daunting odds made his cousin quail, but Henry acted like a true King.

O DO not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Threw. Through.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Host. Strip. Fear.

Use together in one sentence: Rather. Would. Fellowship.

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