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Quotation by Shakespeare
Make thick my blood,
Stop up th' access and passage to remorse,
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5, l. 43-6.
If the blood is "thick," no pity or remorse ("compunctious visitings") can flow from the heart; the "purpose" is murder.
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