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: I have spoken with your father. Viola De Lesseps
: So, my lord? I speak with him every day.
: [after inspecting Viola
] Have her then, but you're a lordly fool. She's been plucked since I saw her last, and not by you... it takes a woman to know it. Lord Wessex
: I cannot shed blood in her house, but I will cut your throat anon. Do you have a name? William Shakespeare
: Christopher Marlowe, at your service.
: Is she obedient? Sir Robert de Lesseps
: As any mule in Christendom - but if you are the man to ride her, there are rubies in the saddlebag. Lord Wessex
: I like her!
: My lady, the tide waits for no man, but I swear it would wait for you.
: How is this to end? Queen Elizabeth
: As stories must when love's denied: with tears and a journey.