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Quotation by Shakespeare
Katherina. Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
Petruchio. Women are made to bear, and so are you.
Katherina. No such jade as you, if me you mean.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Katherina and Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 2, sc. 1, l. 199-201.
Playing on various senses of "bear," including bearing children; a jade is a worn-out horse, a hack.
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