"O cunning enemy ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

O cunning enemy, that to catch a saint, With saints doth bait thy hook! Most dangerous Is that temptation that doth goad us on To sin in loving virtue.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Angelo, in Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 2, l. 179-82. Angelo imagines Satan (the "enemy") as causing him to be attracted sexually to Isabella.