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Quotation by Shakespeare
Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock, As broad and general as the casing air. But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 3, sc. 4, l. 20-4.
On learning that his murderers failed to kill Fleance; "broad and general" means free and unconfined; "casing" means surrounding.
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