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Quotation by Shakespeare
The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree,
Sing all a green willow;
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee,
Sing willow, willow, willow.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Desdemona, in Othello, act 4, sc. 3, l. 40-3.
Reworking an old song, Shakespeare changed the sex of the lover to suit Desdemona's sense of being forsaken.
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