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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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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