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Quotation by Shakespeare
The sky it seems would pour down stinking pitch,
But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek,
Dashes the fire out.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Miranda, in The Tempest, act 1, sc. 2, l. 3-5.
Describing the storm she has seen; "welkin's cheek" means the clouds in the sky.
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