Quotation by Shakespeare

There is nothing but roguery to be found in villainous man,
yet a coward is worse than a cup of sack with lime in it.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 124-7.

On being deserted by his friends; lime was sometimes added to poor wine to add sparkle; "sack" means dry white wine.
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