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Cupid
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Much Ado About Nothing
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  • he hath twice or thrice cut Cupid’s bowstring,
  • But speak you this with a sad brow, or do you play the flouting Jack, to tell us Cupid is a good hare-finder, and Vulcan a rare carpenter?
  • He set up his bills here in Messina and challenged Cupid at the flight; and my uncle’s fool, reading the challenge, subscribed for Cupid, and challenged him at the bird-bolt.
  • He set up his bills here in Messina and challenged Cupid at the flight; and my uncle’s fool, reading the challenge, subscribed for Cupid, and challenged him at the bird-bolt.
  • Nay, if Cupid have not spent all his quiver in Venice, thou wilt quake for this shortly.
  • If we can do this, Cupid is no longer an archer: his glory shall be ours, for we are the only love-gods.
  • My talk to thee must be how Benedick Is sick in love with Beatrice: of this matter Is little Cupid’s crafty arrow made, That only wounds by hearsay.
  • If it prove so, then loving goes by haps: Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
  • With anger, with sickness, or with hunger, my lord; not with love: prove that ever I lose more blood with love than I will get again with drinking, pick out mine eyes with a ballad-maker’s pen and hang me up at the door of a brothel-house for the sign of blind Cupid.

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  • Cupid is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Eros.
  • I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow,
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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