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- Put on what weary negligence you please,
You and your fellow servants. I'll have it come to question.1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A Room in the Duke of Albany's Palace (47% in)
negligence = insufficient care or attention
- ...less, Which are to France the spies and speculations Intelligent of our state; what hath been seen, Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes; Or the hard rein which both of them have borne Against the old kind king; or something deeper, Whereof, perchance, these are but furnishings;— But, true it is, from France there comes a power Into this scatter'd kingdom; who already, Wise in our negligence, have secret feet In some of our best ports, and are at point To show their open banner.3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Heath (61% in)
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