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Quotation by Shakespeare
Viola. What country, friends, is this?
Sea Captain. This is Illyria, lady.
Viola. And what should I do in Illyria?
My brother he is in Elysium.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Viola and Sea Captain, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 2, l. 1-4.
Viola thinks her brother is dead and in heaven; "Elysium" parallels "Illyria," an area in the Balkans adjacent to the Adriatic Sea.
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