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Quotation by Shakespeare
Your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange without heresy.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Sir Nathaniel, in Love's Labor's Lost, act 5, sc. 1, l. 2-6.
The curate praises the conversation of the pedant; "affection" = affectation; "without opinion" = without being opinionated.
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