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Quotation by Shakespeare
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy, rich, not gaudy,
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Polonius, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3, l. 70-2.
Advice to his son, going to live abroad; "fancy" means ornamentation.
Surprise me with a
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