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Quotation by Shakespeare
Yet do I fear thy nature,
It is too full o'th' milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5, l. 15-17 (1623).
Lady Macbeth reacts to Macbeth's letter informing her of the Witches' prophesy that he will be king. Fearing Macbeth is too gentle to murder the king ("catch the nearest way").
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