"I am as melancholy as a gib cat or a lugged bear."
-King Henry IV
"Here I can sit alone, unseen of any, and to the nightingale's complaining notes tune my distress and record my woes."
-Two Gentlemen of Verona
"Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder!"
- Love's Labours Lost
"O, poor Gloucester! Lost he his other eye?"
"I do not desire you to please me; I do desire you to sing. Come, more; another stanzo: call you 'em stanzos?"
-As You Like It
"Through the house give gathering light... every elf and fairy sprite hop as light as bird from brier. Sing, and dance it trippingly!"
-A Midsummer Night's Dream
"Sing no more ditties, sing no moe, of dumps dull and heavy!"
-Much Ado About Nothing