Quotation by Shakespeare

Thou wast a pretty fellow when thou hadst no need to care for her frowning; now thou art an O without a figure. I am better than thou art now; I am a fool, thou art nothing.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 4, l. 191-4.

To King Lear, who has given his lands to his daughters; an O is nothing without another figure in front of it.
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