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Quotation by Shakespeare
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Theseus, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 5, sc. 1, l. 4-8.
In their shaping visions, lovers and madmen conceive ("apprehend") more than cool reason understands; "compact" means composed.
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