The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare:|
No less than forty thousand wicked elders
Have forty lean slaves this day stoned to death.
O, that I were some other countryman!
This day hath set derision on the French,
And all the world will blurt and scorn at us.
What, is there no hope left?
No hope, but death, to bury up our shame.