"Costly thy habit ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy, rich, not gaudy, For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Polonius, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3, l. 70-2. Advice to his son, going to live abroad; "fancy" means ornamentation.
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