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For God's Sake

While traveling through rural Sussex one day, young Shelley was joined inside a stuffy coach by a portly old woman toting two large panniers, one filled with apples, the other with onions. When the odor of apples and onions and sweat became overwhelming, Shelley took a seat on the floor, fixed his companion with a stony glare and began to recite a scene from Shakespeare's Richard II: "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground..." When he got to the words, "All murder'd," the old woman, at her wit's end, yelled at the driver to stop the coach. When he did, she promptly departed, allowing Shelley to complete his journey in comfort.
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