Quotation by Shakespeare

Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth
In strange eruptions; oft the teeming earth
Is with a kind of colic pinched and vexed
By the imprisoning of unruly wind
Within her womb, which, for enlargement striving,
Shakes the old beldame earth, and topples down
Steeples and moss-grown towers.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, sc. 1, l. 26-32.

Rejecting Glendower's claim that extraordinary events in nature at his birth were signs that he was to be remarkable; "beldame" means grandmother.
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