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Quotation by Shakespeare
No might nor greatness in mortality
Can censure scape; back-wounding calumny
The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong
Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Duke, in Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 2, l. 185-8.
Not even the most virtuous can escape ("scape") slander; the Duke, in disguise, has listened to Lucio slandering him.
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