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Quotation by Shakespeare
Like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glitt'ring o'er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prince Henry, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 2, l. 212-5.
Hal plans to humor his companions for a while, joining in their dissolute life, in order to cast them off later; "sullen ground" means dark background.
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