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Quotation by Shakespeare
My father compounded with my mother under the Dragon's tail, and my nativity was under Ursa Major, so that it follows, I am rough and lecherous. Tut, I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Edmund, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 128-33.
The constellations Draco ("Dragon's tail") and Ursa Major, or Great Bear, were supposed to have a malignant influence.
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