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Quotation by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience—it also marks the time, which is four o'clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Puff, in The Critic, act 2, sc. 2.
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