Quotation by Shakespeare

In the morn and liquid dew of youth
Contagious blastments are most imminent.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Laertes, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3, l. 41-2.

Warning his sister Ophelia against Hamlet's advances; "contagious blastments" means disease-bringing blights.
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