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Quotation by Shakespeare
And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!
The crows and choughs that wing the midway air
Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down
Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Edgar, in King Lear, act 4, sc. 6, l. 11-15.
Imagining the prospect from the cliffs at Dover; "choughs" means crows or jackdaws; "gross" means large; samphire is a herb used in pickling.
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