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Quotation by Shakespeare
Olivia. Is't not well done? Viola. Excellently done, if God did all. Olivia. 'Tis in grain, sir, 'twill endure wind and weather. Viola. 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Olivia and Viola, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 235-40.
Viola admires the blending of colors in Olivia's beauty, which is fast-dyed or natural ("in grain"), not contrived with cosmetics.
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