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widespread disease (usually severe); or any severely harmful or evil influence that is hard to get rid of
  • ...There are that dare; and I myself have ventur'd To speak my mind of him: and indeed this day, Sir, I may tell it you, I think I have Incens'd the lords o' the council, that he is, For so I know he is, they know he is, A most arch heretic, a pestilence That does infect the land; with which they moved Have broken with the King, who hath so far Given ear to our complaint, of his great grace And princely care foreseeing those fell mischiefs Our reasons laid before him, hath commanded...
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A gallery in the palace (26% in)

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