Roll lemons on hard surface until soft. Cut lemons in half and squeeze out juice. Strain into a large pitcher. Add sugar and 1 cup water. Mix until lemon pulp is crushed. Add remaining water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add sugar, if needed. Slice lemons and add for color. Add ice cubes and serve.
The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;
The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth
And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change.
These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.
-- Wm. Shakespeare, "Richard II"
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