Quotation by Shakespeare

Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine,
Whose weakness, married to thy stronger state,
Makes me with thy strength to communicate.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Adriana, in The Comedy of Errors, act 2, sc. 2, l. 174-6.

The image of the vine embracing the elm is proverbial.
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