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Quotation by Shakespeare
Like to the Pontic Sea, Whose icy current and compulsive course Ne'er knows retiring ebb, but keeps due on To the Propontic and the Hellespont, Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love, Till that a capable and wide revenge Swallow them up.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 453-60.
The "Pontic Sea" is the Black Sea; the "Propontic" or Sea of Marmora, and the "Hellespont" the straits of the Dardanelles, connect the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea in the Mediterranean.
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