William Shakespeare quote about legacy from The Tempest - I should sin to think but nobly of my grandmother: good wombs have borne bad sons.
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I should sin to think but nobly of my grandmother: good wombs have borne bad sons.
 William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source The Tempest
Topic legacy grandmother sons
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1610 and 1611
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Context

“MIRANDA. O the heavens!
PROSPERO. Mark his condition, and th' event, then tell me
If this might be a brother. MIRANDA. I should sin
To think but nobly of my grandmother: Good wombs have borne bad sons. PROSPERO. Now the condition:
This King of Naples, being an enemy To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Which was, that he, in lieu o' th' premises, Of homage, and I know not how much tribute,” source

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