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The quote: 'Brevity is the soul of wit' can be found in which of Shakespeare's plays?

Asked by Shan Real, 07 Dec '09 01:19 pm
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Polonius:
My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. . . .
Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 8692
Answered by RANJAN KARNAD, 07 Dec '09 01:34 pm

 
  
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I need to roll back myself to my Pre-University days.
Answered by Siachen, 07 Dec '09 01:28 pm

 
  
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"Brevity is the soul of wit" has become a standard English proverb;
in the process, its context has been somewhat neglected. Polonius !!
William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems at AbsoluteShakespeare.com !!
"Brevity is the soul of wit". - (Act II, Scene II). "Doubt that the sun doth move !
"The worst is not, So long as we can say, 'This is the worst.!!
Answered by Oberoi, 07 Dec '09 01:21 pm

 
  
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