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Quotation by Shakespeare
I feel me much to blame
So idly to profane the precious time.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prince Hal, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 361-2.
News of war makes Hal realize he is wasting time; "profane" means violate, treat with contempt.
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