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Quotation by Shakespeare
A gentleman, Nurse, that loves to hear himself talk, and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 4, l. 147-9.
Describing his friend Mercutio to the nurse; "stand to" means defend.
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