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Quotation by Shakespeare
Methinks King Richard and myself should meet
With no less terror than the elements
Of fire and water, when their thundering shock
At meeting tears the cloudy cheeks of heaven.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Bolingbroke, in Richard II, act 3, sc. 3, l. 54-7.
Fire and water were two of the four elements thought to compose all matter (the others being earth and air).
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