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Quotation by Shakespeare
I have perhaps some shallow spirit of judgment,
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Warwick, in Henry VI, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 17-8.
"Sharp quillets" means nice distinctions; a daw is a jackdaw, proverbial for foolishness.
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