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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:462
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:But man, proud man,
Drest in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he ’s most assured,
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As make the angels weep.
ATTRIBUTION:Measure for Measure. Act ii. Sc. 2.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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