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Quotation by Shakespeare
He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier, and now is he turned orthography; his words are a very fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Benedick, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 3, l. 18-21.
On Claudio's rhetorical flourishes now he has become a lover; "turned orthography" means become pedantic.
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