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Quotation by Shakespeare
What, is the jay more precious than the lark
Because his feathers are more beautiful?
Or is the adder better than the eel
Because his painted skin contents the eye?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 3, l. 175-8.
"Painted" = brightly colored.
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