"My falcon now ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, For then she never looks upon her lure.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 1, l. 190-2. Like a falcon, Katherine has been starved in order to tame her; the "lure," baited with pieces of meat, was used by falconers to recall the bird.
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