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Quotation by Shakespeare
Not that I think you did not love your father,
But that I know love is begun by time,
And that I see, in passages of proof,
Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudius, in Hamlet, act 4, sc. 7, l. 111-3.
To Laertes, about his love for his father, now dead; "passages of proof" means examples that prove what I am saying.
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