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Quotation by Shakespeare
Maria. Nay, but say true, does it work upon him?
Sir Toby Belch. Like aqua vitae with a midwife.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Maria and Sir Toby Belch, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 4, l. 195-6.
"Aqua vitae," the water of life, means brandy or other spirits.
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