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Quotation by Shakespeare
By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honor from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honor by the locks.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 3, l. 201-5.
For Hotspur, "honor" means fame or glory gained in battle; "locks" means hair.
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