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Quotation by Shakespeare
O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,
Methought she purged the air of pestilence;
That instant was I turned into a hart,
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E'er since pursue me.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Orsino, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 1, l. 18-22.
The image of Actaeon, transformed into a stag by Diana, lies behind these lines.
Surprise me with a
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