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The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
 William ShakespeareThe Merchant of Venice (1600). copy citation

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1600
Language
English
Reference
The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1
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Written between 1596 and 1599 Lorenzo line
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Kwize Master As Lorenzo and Jessica enjoy the moonlight show, musicians arrive. Jessica notices that music makes her sad, and Lorenzo explains to her that music has great power over all living beings, and that nothing can resist it. So souls who are insensitive to music can only be corrupted souls.
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