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Quotation by Shakespeare
My chief humor is for a tyrant. I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat in, to make all split.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 2, l. 29-30.
"Humor" means inclination; "Ercles" is Bottom's corruption of Hercules; to "tear a cat" on the stage is to rant and bluster.
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