I’ve undertaken something of a project of reading some half-dozen plays by Shakespeare over the next little while, and beginning with Richard III, I come across this piece of dialogue that I simply love:
“He hearkens after prophecies and dreams;
And from the cross-row plucks the letter G,
And says a wizard told him that by G
His issue disinherited should be;
And, for my name of George begins with G,
It follows in his thoughts that I am he.”
Spoken by Clarence, I.i 56-61.