Quotation by Shakespeare

As the ox hath his bow, sir, the horse his curb, and the
falcon her bells, so man hath his desires; and as pigeons
bill, so wedlock would be nibbling.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Touchstone, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 3, 79-82.

On his desire to marry; bow means yoke.
Surprise me with a
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