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Did Dryden ever write "To save the effusion of my people's blood"?. It's attributed to him everywhere on the 'net without a specific source. (184.108.40.206, from history)
- Hi Edo, the quote is from the 1677 play All for love, scene I. The quote is the first sentence of the Dola's comment:
- Dola. Men are but children of a larger growth ;
- Our appetites as apt to change as theirs,
- And full as craving too, and full as vain;
- And yet the soul, shut up in her dark
- Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing;
- But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind,
- Works all her folly up, and casts it outward
- To the world's open view. Thus I discover'd,
- And blamed the love of ruin'd Antony;
- Yet wish that I were he, to be so ruin'd.
- See also here. -- Mdd (talk) 17:50, 8 November 2012 (UTC)