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Quotation by Shakespeare
He loves us not,
He wants the natural touch. For the poor wren,
The most diminutive of birds, will fight,
Her young ones in the nest, against the owl.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macduff, in Macbeth, act 4, sc. 2, l. 8-11.
On Macduff, her husband, who has gone to England, and left her and her child unprotected; "wants the natural touch" means lacks natural affection for his family.
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