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The Winter's Tale
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  • —There may be in the cup A spider steep'd, and one may drink, depart, And yet partake no venom; for his knowledge Is not infected; but if one present The abhorr'd ingredient to his eye, make known How he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his sides, With violent hefts;—I have drunk, and seen the spider.

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  • It was a cobra, whose venom could kill a person in minutes.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • I used elder python venom, straight from the depths of Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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