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Quotation by Shakespeare
Hortensio. Madam, my instrument's in tune.
Bianca. Let's hear. O fie, the treble jars.
Lucentio. Spit in the hole, man, and tune again.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hortensio, Bianca, and Lucentio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 3, sc. 1, l. 38-40.
Hortensio's lute was a difficult instrument to tune, and Lucentio may be advising him to moisten the pegs.
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