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Quotation by Shakespeare
A man whose blood
Is very snow-broth; one who never feels
The wanton stings and motions of the sense,
But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge
With profits of the mind, study, and fast.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lucio, in Measure for Measure, act 1, sc. 4, l. 57-61.
Describing Angelo as an ascetic who never feels sexual passion ("wanton stings and motions of the sense").
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