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Antony and Cleopatra
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  • I should have known no less: It hath been taught us from the primal state That he which is was wish’d until he were; And the ebb’d man, ne’er lov’d till ne’er worth love, Comes dear’d by being lack’d.
  • ] Thus do they, sir: they take the flow o’ the Nile By certain scales i’ the pyramid; they know By the height, the lowness, or the mean, if dearth Or foison follow: the higher Nilus swells The more it promises; as it ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain, And shortly comes to harvest.

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