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Quotation by Shakespeare
Say, what abridgement have you for this evening?
What masque, what music? How shall we beguile
The lazy time if not with some delight?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Theseus, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 5, sc. 1, l. 39-41.
A "masque" was a courtly entertainment including masked dancers.
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