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Quotation by Shakespeare
Play with your fancies: and in them behold Upon the hempen tackle ship-boys climbing; Hear the shrill whistle which doth order give To sound confused; behold the threaden sails Borne with th' invisible and creeping wind.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Chorus, in Henry V, act 3, prologue, l. 7-11.
Urging the audience to imagine ships sailing to France; "threaden" means woven with thread.
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