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Quotation by Shakespeare
Let me see, what am I to buy for our sheep-shearing feast? Three pound of sugar, five pound of currants, rice—what will this sister of mine do with rice? But my father hath made her mistress of the feast, and she lays it on.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Clown, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 3, l. 36-8.
"Lays it on" means does it thoroughly; the midsummer sheep-shearing feast is celebrated countrywide with festivity.
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