Quotation by Shakespeare

How like a fawning publican he looks!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 41.

Referring to Antonio as if he were a tax collector for the ancient Romans; an allusion to Luke 18: 10-14, where the publican looks down humbly in contrast to the Pharisee, showing that "everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
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