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Quotation by Shakespeare
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Robin Goodfellow (Puck), in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 2, l. 115, 1594-95.
Referring to the antics of the Athenian lovers, upon whom he has sprinkled his love potion. Seneca wrote similar words in Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 1, sct. 3.
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