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Quotation by Shakespeare
If I be foiled, there is but one shamed that was never
gracious; if killed, but one dead that is willing to be so.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Orlando, in As You Like It, act 1, sc. 2, l. 187-9.
Not caring whether he is overthrown ("foiled"), as he volunteers to wrestle with a deadly professional.
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