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Quotation by Shakespeare
Sir Toby Belch. Pourquoi, my dear knight? Sir Andrew Aguecheek. What is "pourquoi?" Do, or not do? I would I had bestowed that time in the tongues that I have in fencing, dancing, and bear-baiting. O had I but followed the arts!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 3, l. 90-4.
"tongues" means languages; Sir Andrew does not understand the simplest French, "pourquoi" means why?; Setting dogs to bait bears was a popular sport in Shakespeare's day.
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