William Shakespeare quote about star from The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Wilt thou reach stars because they shine on thee?
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Wilt thou reach stars because they shine on thee?
 William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Topic star shining
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1589 and 1593
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/two_gentlemen/full.html

Context

“'Silvia, this night I will enfranchise thee.'
'Tis so; and here's the ladder for the purpose. Why, Phaeton,—for thou art Merops' son,— Wilt thou aspire to guide the heavenly car And with thy daring folly burn the world? Wilt thou reach stars, because they shine on thee? Go, base intruder! overweening slave!
Bestow thy fawning smiles on equal mates, And think my patience, more than thy desert, Is privilege for thy departure hence: Thank me for this more than for all the favours” source

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