Who is't can read a woman?
 William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Cymbeline
Topic women empathy
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1609 and 1611
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“Your daughter, whom she bore in hand to love
With such integrity, she did confess Was as a scorpion to her sight; whose life, But that her flight prevented it, she had Ta'en off by poison. CYMBELINE. O most delicate fiend!
Who is't can read a woman? Is there more?
CORNELIUS. More, sir, and worse. She did confess she had
For you a mortal mineral, which, being took, Should by the minute feed on life, and ling'ring, By inches waste you. In which time she purpos'd,” source

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