Quotation by Shakespeare

Come, seeling night,
Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day,
And with thy bloody and invisible hand
Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond
Which keeps me pale.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 3, sc. 2, l. 46-50.

Night that "seels" or covers up (like stitching the eyelids of a hawk in order to tame it) is "bloody" because it provides concealment for murder; the "bond" is the obligation of love to all, as in Matthew 5:43-4, "do good to them which hate you."
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