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Quotation by Shakespeare
But there, where I have garnered up my heart, Where either I must live or bear no life; The fountain from the which my current runs Or else dries up: to be discarded thence, Or keep it as a cistern for foul toads To knot and gender in!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 4, sc. 2, l. 57-62.
"Knot and gender" means copulate and breed; the foulness is all in Othello's imagination.
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