William Shakespeare quote about words from The Comedy of Errors - Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.
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Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.
 William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source The Comedy of Errors
Topic words evil action
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written around 1594
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“Be secret false: what need she be acquainted? What simple thiefe brags of his owne attaine? 'Tis double wrong to truant with your bed, And let her read it in thy lookes at boord: Shame hath a bastard fame, well managed, Ill deeds is doubled with an euill word: Alas poore women, make vs not beleeue (Being compact of credit) that you loue vs, Though others haue the arme, shew vs the sleeue: We in your motion turne, and you may moue vs. Then gentle brother get you in againe;” source

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