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Quotation by Shakespeare
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Portia, in The Merchant of Venice, act 5, sc. 1, l. 90-1.
Seeing a light in her house as she arrives back from Venice; "naughty" means wicked.
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