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Quotation by John Webster
Vain the ambition of kings
Who seek by trophies and dead things,
To leave a living name behind,
And weave but nets to catch the wind.
John Webster (1580–1625), British dramatist. repr. In The Complete Works of John Webster, ed. F.L. Lucas (1927). Romelio's song, in The Devil's Law-Case, act 5, sc. 4, l. 128-31 (1623).
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