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William Shakespeare
(1564-1616) born on
Apr 23
English dramatist, poet. He is considered the greatest writer in any language for his 154 sonnets and 37 plays, e.g., "Hamlet," 1600.
O, had I but followed the arts!

Present mirth hath present laughter
What's to come is still unsure.
Out of my lean and low ability I'll lend you something.
Then let thy love be younger than thyself,
Or thy affection cannot hold the bent.
Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Sir Andrew Aguecheek, in "Twelfth Night," act 1, sc. 3.
R: "Feste's song to Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 3. The lines gave No"l Coward a title for his play, Present Laughter.
A: "Twelfth Night," III. iv. (380).
N: "Twelfth Night," II. iv. (36).
K: "Twelfth Night," II. v. (158).

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