"Famine is in ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Famine is in thy cheeks, Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes, Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back; The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 69-72. Speaking to the poor apothecary whose poison he is seeking to buy; "starveth" means are shown by your look of starvation.
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