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The tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow.
 William ShakespeareAntony and Cleopatra (1623). copy citation

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1623
Language
English
Reference
Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene 2
Note
Enobarbus line Written between 1603 and 1607
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Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master While Antony has just announced to his loyal support Enobarbus that his wife Fulvia has just died, he replies cynically enough that Fulvia is not the last woman on earth. Thus, Enobarbus tells Antony that when a man loses his wife, he can comfort himself by thinking of those who can replace her, comparing this to a change of clothing. He concludes by saying that the tears that an onion can cause should be enough to soothe this grief.
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