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Quotation by Shakespeare
The gods themselves, Humbling their deities to love, have taken The shapes of beasts upon them. Jupiter Became a bull, and bellowed; the green Neptune A ram, and bleated; and the fire-robed god, Golden Apollo, a poor humble swain.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Florizel, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 25-30.
What Florizel does not say to Perdita is that the aim of all these gods was to seduce a mortal girl; Apollo was god of the sun.
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