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Quotation by Shakespeare
A good old man, sir, he will be talking; as they say, "When the age is in, the wit is out."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Dogberry, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 3, sc. 5, l. 33-4.
On Verges, his assistant; proverbial phrases, though the second alters the proverb, "When the ale (or wine) is in, the wit is out."
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