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Quotation by Shakespeare
And what art thou, thou idol ceremony? What kind of god art thou, that suffer'st more Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers? What are thy rents? What are thy comings-in? O ceremony, show me but thy worth.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 4, sc. 1, l. 237-41 (1600).
Part of Henry's soliloquy on the cares of kingship, after pondering, "And what have kings that privates have not too,/Save ceremony?"
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