"my kingdom for a horse!..."
See in text (Act V - Act V, Scene 4)
The arrogant and pathetic hunchbacked King Richard III refuses to withdraw, even though his horse has died. Even during Shakespeare's lifetime, the line "my kingdom for a horse!" was parodied for its melodrama. For example, satirist John Marston (a contemporary of Shakespeare) frequently imitated the line: "A boat, a boat, a boat, a full hundred marks for a boat!"
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