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Quotation by Shakespeare
The night has been unruly. Where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down, and, as they say, Lamentings heard i' th' air, strange screams of death, And prophesying with accents terrible Of dire combustion and confused events, New-hatched to the woeful time.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lennox, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 3, l. 54-9.
Describing the night of Duncan's murder; "combustion" means tumult.
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