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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