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Quotation by Shakespeare
It is impossible you should see this,
Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys,
As salt as wolves in pride, and fools as gross
As ignorance made drunk.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 402-5.
Goats were proverbially lecherous, and monkeys noted for lust, as were wolves in heat; "salt" means lustful; Iago protests that Othello cannot see Cassio and Desdemona in the act of lust.
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