William Shakespeare quote about valour from Coriolanus - Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep.
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Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep.
 William Shakespeare, Coriolanus (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Coriolanus
Topic valour
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1605 and 1609
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1535/pg1535-images.html

Context

“[AUFIDIUS and the CONSPIRATORS draw, and kill CORIOLANUS,who falls. AUFIDIUS stands on him.]
Lords. Hold, hold, hold, hold! AUFIDIUS. My noble masters, hear me speak. First Lord. O Tullus,— SECOND LORD. Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep. THIRD LORD. Tread not upon him.—Masters all, be quiet; Put up your swords. AUFIDIUS. My lords, when you shall know,—as in this rage, Provok'd by him, you cannot,—the great danger Which this man's life did owe you, you'll rejoice” source

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