Quotation by Shakespeare

We are at the stake
And bayed about with many enemies;
And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear,
Millions of mischiefs.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Octavius, in Julius Caesar, act 4, sc. 1, l. 48-51.

To Antony; the image is from bear-baiting; bears were tied to a stake and mastiffs are set on them.
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