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Quotation by Shakespeare
O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 106-8.
Brooding on his uncle Claudius, the "villain" who murdered his father; "tables" means writing-tables.
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