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Quotation by Shakespeare
Then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Jaques, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 7, l. 153-7.
The fifth of the "seven ages" of man, when he is full of wise sayings and trite examples; the capon or cock may be a bribe.
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