When thou didst
not, savage, Know thine own meaning, but would gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known.
then thou didst
drive as a conqueror on the same chariot as Kutsa.
If Shakespeare could write black comedy, we might have got dialogue like this: "Grandpa, what didst
thou do in the Congo?
Thinkest thou to kill me, as thou didst
kill the Egyptian?
Thou who didst
waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lulled by the coil of his crystalline streams, Beside a pumice isle in Baiae's bay, And saw in sleep dim palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day .
to which Cleopatra responds, "Oh, I would thou didst
, / So half my Egypt were submerged and made / A cistern for scaled snakes" (2.
God was in the storm, and didst
thou not perceive him?
And though my hard heart scarce to thee can groan, Remember that thou once didst
write in stone.
Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart: Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst
thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Rebecca: Good sir, didst
thou just request my services?
The play itself begins with a staging when, after the ghost of his father appears to Hamlet and asks for revenge--"If thou didst
ever thy dear father love .
Not surprisingly by the expectations of the donor sequence of folk tales where the protagonist is rewarded for compassion, this woman turns out to be the most beautiful in the universe, and she magically gives Diarmaid a castle and her amorous companionship as long as he never says to her "thrice how thou didst
find me" (3:424).