Quotation by Shakespeare

Me of my lawful pleasure she restrained,
And prayed me oft forbearance; did it with
A pudency so rosy the sweet view on't
Might well have warmed old Saturn; that I thought her
As chaste as unsunned snow.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Posthumus, in Cymbeline, act 2, sc. 5, l. 9-13.

Speaking of Imogen, when he believes, falsely, that she has been unfaithful; "pudency" means modesty. Saturn was one of the ancient gods, father of Jupiter.
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