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Fresh as a bridegroom; and his chin new reap'd
Showed like a stubble-land at harvest-home;
He was perfumed like a milliner,
And'twixt his finger and his thumb he held
A pouncet-box, which ever and anon
He gave his nose and took &

      — King Henry IV. Part I, Act I Scene 3

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KEYWORD: poison

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Venus and Adonis

Shakespeare

1163

'It shall be fickle, false and full of fraud,
Bud and be blasted in a breathing-while;
The bottom poison, and the top o'erstraw'd
With sweets that shall the truest sight beguile:
The strongest body shall it make most weak,
Strike the wise dumb and teach the fool to speak.

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