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Quotation by Shakespeare
Can this cockpit hold
The vasty fields of France? Or may we cram
Within this wooden O the very casques
That did affright the air at Agincourt?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Chorus, in Henry V, prologue, l. 11-4.
The "wooden O" refers to multi-sided theaters like the Globe, where Shakespeare's plays were staged; "casques" means helmets.
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