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All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.

      — Troilus and Cressida, Act III Scene 2

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KEYWORD: virgin

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Tempest
[I, 2]

Ferdinand

623

O, if a virgin,
And your affection not gone forth, I'll make you
The queen of Naples.

2

Tempest
[IV, 1]

Ferdinand

1761

I warrant you sir;
The white cold virgin snow upon my heart
Abates the ardour of my liver.

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