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Quotation by Shakespeare
Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owed'st yesterday.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 330-3.
Opiates were derived from poppy (opium) and mandragora (mandrake, of the deadly nightshade family).
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