It is surely significant, for instance, that Romeo and Juliet was written at around the same time as The Merchant of Venice, a play that is preoccupied with the whole question of freedom of choice and its consequences.
Hark, villains! I will grind your bones to dust.
She is herself a dowry.
Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you gone be tomorrow.
He hath eaten me out of house and home.
The law hath not been dead though it hath slept.
Zounds, sir, you are one of those that will not serve God if the devil bid you...I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs.
I am afeard few die well that die in a battle.
Alas, poor country, almost afraid to know itself! It cannot be called our mother, but our grave.