"Then comes my ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock, As broad and general as the casing air. But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 3, sc. 4, l. 20-4. On learning that his murderers failed to kill Fleance; "broad and general" means free and unconfined; "casing" means surrounding.
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