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Quotation by Shakespeare
Thou turn'st my eyes into my very soul,
And there I see such black and grained spots
As will not leave their tinct.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Gertrude, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 4, l. 89-91.
Hamlet has made her conscious of her guilt in marrying Claudius; "grained" means ingrained, fast-dyed.
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