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Quotation by Shakespeare
Much attribute he hath, and much the reason Why we ascribe it to him; yet all his virtues, Not virtuously of his own part beheld, Do in our eyes begin to lose their gloss, Yea, like fair fruit in an unwholesome dish, Are like to rot untasted.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Agamemnon, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 3, l. 116-21.
Commenting on the scornful behavior of Achilles; "attribute" = distinction, fame.
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