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Quotation by Shakespeare
Weigh what loss your honor may sustain
If with too credent ear you list his songs,
Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open
To his unmastered importunity.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Laertes, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3, l. 29-32.
Speaking to Ophelia of Hamlet's professions of love to her; "credent" means credulous; "chaste treasure" means virginity.
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