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Quotation by Shakespeare
You seem to me as Dian in her orb,
As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown;
But you are more intemperate in your blood
Than Venus, or those pampered animals
That rage in savage sensuality.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 4, sc. 1, l. 57-61.
Rejecting Hero as a bride: Diana, goddess of the moon and of chastity, is contrasted with Venus, goddess of love or sexuality; "blood" means sensual appetite.
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