William Shakespeare quote about fear from Pericles, Prince of Tyre - Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
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Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
 William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1609). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Topic fear tyrants
Date 1609
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1607 and 1608
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1537/pg1537-images.html

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“Her face was to mine eye beyond all wonder; The rest — hark in thine ear — as black as incest: Which by my knowledge found, the sinful father Seem'd not to strike, but smooth: but thou know'st this, 'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss. Which fear so grew in me, I hither fled, Under the covering of a careful night, Who seem'd my good protector; and, being here, Bethought me what was past, what might succeed. I knew him tyrannous; and tyrants' fears” source

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