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Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade!
Methinks he seems no bigger than his head:
The fishermen that walk upon the beach
Appear like mice.

      — King Lear, Act IV Scene 6

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KEYWORD: poison

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1

Much Ado about Nothing
[II, 2]

Borachio

778

The poison of that lies in you to temper. Go you to
the prince your brother; spare not to tell him that
he hath wronged his honour in marrying the renowned
Claudio—whose estimation do you mightily hold
up—to a contaminated stale, such a one as Hero.

2

Much Ado about Nothing
[V, 1]

Claudio

2317

I have drunk poison whiles he utter'd it.

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