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Quotation by Shakespeare
Will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time. After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2, l. 522-5.
Speaking to Polonius about the actors who have just arrived in Elsinore; "bestowed" means lodged.
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