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Soliloquy Challenge

How well do you know this soliloquy? Drag and drop the lines into the correct order then click SUBMIT at the bottom to see if you have remembered it correctly.

The winds and persecutions of the sky.
I heard myself proclaim'd;
And by the happy hollow of a tree
That ever penury, in contempt of man,
Blanket my loins: elf all my hair in knots;
And with presented nakedness out-face
To take the basest and most poorest shape
Does not attend my taking. Whiles I may 'scape,
Escaped the hunt. No port is free; no place,
Brought near to beast: my face I'll grime with filth;
That guard, and most unusual vigilance,
I will preserve myself: and am bethought


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