Quotation by Shakespeare

I would be loath to cast away my speech, for besides that it is excellently well penned, I have taken great pains to con it.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Viola, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 172-4.

Addressing Olivia with a speech on behalf of Orsino; "con" means learn by heart.
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