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Quotation by Shakespeare
Why, he was met even now As mad as the vexed sea, singing aloud, Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds, With hardocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow In our sustaining corn.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Cordelia, in King Lear, act 4, sc. 4, l. 1-6.
The mad king has crowned himself with useless ("idle") weeds.
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