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William Shakespeare

What a piece of work is a man! How noble in
reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving
how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel!
in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the
world! The paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is
this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me; no,
nor Woman neither; though by your smiling you seem
to say so..

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II scene ii

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2 thoughts on “William Shakespeare

  1. There was little quintessence on Earth, only the quintessence of dust. But there were elements. Only how could the quintessence have come to be thought of in alchemy as achievable through the seventh distillation?

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