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Quotation by Shakespeare
What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea, And there assume some other horrible form Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason, And draw you into madness?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4, l. 69-74.
Trying to persuade Hamlet not to follow his father's ghost, uncertain whether the spirit is good or evil; "deprive your sovereignty of reason" means make you lose control of your mind.
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