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William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Banquo, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 1, l. 7-9.
"Powers" may refer to the order of angels deputed to resist demons; the orders are listed in John Milton's Paradise Lost, V. 601, as "Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers."
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