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Quotation by Shakespeare
Douglas. Now remains a sweet reversion—
We may boldly spend, upon the hope
Of what is to come in.
A comfort of retirement lives in this.
Hotspur. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Douglas and Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 4, sc. 1, l. 53-7.
Thinking of Northumberland and his army, not with them now, as a reserve for the future; taken in their modern sense, the lines suggest an investment plan; "reversion" means inheritance.
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