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Quotation by Shakespeare
Beware instinct—the lion will not touch the true prince.
Instinct is a great matter.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 271-2.
Justifying as instinct his failure to fight the disguised Hal; "the lion will not touch the true prince" is an ancient belief.
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