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Quotation by Shakespeare
As young as I am, I have observed these three swashers. I am
boy to them all three, but all they three, though they would
serve me, could not be man to me.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Boy, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 2, l. 28-31.
Seeing through the swashbuckling Nym, Bardolph and Pistol, who, for all their bravado, are cowards; "boy" means servant.
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