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Quotation by Shakespeare
At a few drops of women's rheum, which are
As cheap as lies, he sold the blood and labor
Of our great action.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Aufidius, in Coriolanus, act 5, sc. 6, l. 45-7.
Speaking of Coriolanus, who yielded to the entreaties of his wife and mother to spare Rome; "rheum" means tears.
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