No, madam, he does nothing but smile: your ladyship were best to have some guard about you if he come; For, sure, the man is tainted in his wits.
This is a practice As full of labour as a wise man’s art: For folly, that he wisely shows, is fit; But wise men, folly-fallen, quite taint their wit.
Nay, pursue him now; lest the device take air and taint.
Good madam, hear me speak; And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come, Taint the condition of this present hour, Which I have wonder’d at.
After him I love More than I love these eyes, more than my life, More, by all mores, than e’er I shall love wife; If I do feign, you witnesses above Punish my life for tainting of my love!
I know of none, Nor know I you by voice or any feature: I hate ingratitude more in a man Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.
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She was sensible enough to sit out jitterbug numbers and avoid music with a South American taint, and Henry said when she learned to talk and dance at the same time she’d be a hit.