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Quotation by Shakespeare
I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil
By telling truth: tell truth and shame the devil.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, sc. 1, l. 57-8.
To Glendower ("coz" means cousin), who has been claiming supernatural powers; "tell truth and shame the devil" was proverbial (as the devil was the father of lies).
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