Quotation by Shakespeare

Wooing, wedding, and repenting, is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinquepace; the first suit is hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly-modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and, with his bad legs, falls into the cinquepace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 1, l. 73-80.

Her cynical view of marriage; "state and ancientry" means stateliness and old-fashioned formality; a "cinquepace" was a lively dance (French "cinq pas" means five paces), with a pun on "sink."
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