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Quotation by Shakespeare
This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2, l. 299-301.
Hamlet may be telling his old schoolfellows, whom he now knows were sent for to spy on him, what he wants them to think.
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