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Quotation by Shakespeare
Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons,
Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,
But with a little act upon the blood
Burn like the mines of sulphur.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 326-9.
"Conceits" means fancies; mines of sulphur were associated with the area around Sicily and the ever-burning volcano, Mount Etna.
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