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Quotation by Shakespeare
In the corrupted currents of this world
Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice,
And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself
Buys out the law; but 'tis not so above:
There is no shuffling.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudius, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 3, l. 57-61.
As King, Claudius is the law in Denmark; "currents" means transactions; "gilded" means bribing; "shove by" push aside; "shuffling" means evasion.
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