William Shakespeare quote about love from As You Like It - My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal.
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My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal.
 William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source As You Like It
Topic love depth
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1598 and 1599
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1523/1523-h/1523-h.htm


“You have simply misus'd our sex in your love-prate: we must have your doublet and hose plucked over your head, and show the world what the bird hath done to her own nest. ROSALIND O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thou didst know how many fathom deep I am in love! But it cannot be sounded: my affection hath an unknown bottom, like the bay of Portugal.
CELIA Or rather, bottomless; that as fast as you pour affection in, it runs out. ROSALIND No; that same wicked bastard of Venus, that was begot of thought, conceived of spleen, and born of madness; that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one's eyes, because his own are out, let him be judge how deep I am in love.—I'll tell thee, Aliena, I cannot be out of the sight of Orlando: I'll go find a shadow, and sigh till he come.” source

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