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Quotation by Shakespeare
Ferdinand. I do beseech you— Chiefly that I may set it in my prayers— What is your name? Miranda. Miranda.—O my father, I have broke your hest to say so. Ferdinand. Admired Miranda, Indeed the top of admiration! worth What's dearest to the world!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ferdinand and Miranda, in The Tempest, act 3, sc. 1, l. 34-9.
Playing on the meaning of "Miranda," to be wondered at or admired (from the Latin); "hest" means command.
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