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Antony and Cleopatra
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  • …more Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink The stale of horses, and the gilded puddle Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge; Yea, like the stag when snow the pasture sheets, The barks of trees thou browsed’st; on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look on: and all this,— It wounds thine honour that I speak it now,— Was borne so like a soldier that thy cheek So much as lank’d not.

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  • They say she even marched over the Alps with Hannibal’s army in 218 BC.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • …now in the Allied invasion of Normandy, might have become a barber later in life, who would have smelled of talc and whiskey and put his index finger into men’s ears to position their heads, whose pants and shirts always would have been covered with clipped hairs, who, in his shop, would have taped postcards of the Alps around the circumference of a big cheap wavery mirror, who would have been faithful to his stout wife for the rest of his life—Neumann One says, "Time for haircuts."
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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