Shakespeare’s lost first draft of the scene between Ophelia and Hamlet where he denies ever having loved her.
SCENE I. A room in the castle.
I did love you once. Even though your ears are enormous.
(Ears erect, eyes wide with surprse). Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so. And my ears are not enormous.
You should not have believed me, for your giant ears cannot so
inoculate our old stock but we shall relish our long floppy ears. I loved you not.
(Growling) I was the more deceived.
Get thee to a puppery, why woulds’t thou be a breeder of
bat-eared sinners? What? Ophe—–
(Mauls Hamlet for his insensitivity)
End of scene.
For those wondering, Ophelia is 12 weeks old, she weighs a mere 8 pounds +/-, she is a corgi/Australian cattle dog and she needs a foster in Nashville. If you can foster this dog, email [email protected] If you are wondering if I am drinking heavily, alas, I am not.