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" Some men there are love not a gaping pig ; Some, that are mad, if they behold a cat. "
Measure for measure. The merchant of Venice. As you like it. Love's labour lost - Page 183
by William Shakespeare - 1766
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The Comedies of Shakespeare: The Text of the Oxford Ed

William Shakespeare - 1922 - 1128 pages
...with a rat, 44 And I be pleas'd to give ten thousand ducats To have it ban'd ? What, are you answer'd yet ? Some men there are love not a gaping pig ; Some, that are mad if they behold a eat ; 4; And others, when the bagpipe sings i' the nose, Cannot contain their urine : for affection,...
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International Journal of Ethics, Volume 9

Electronic journals - 1899
...to receive Three thousand ducats. I'll not answer that : But say it is my humor : Is it answered ? Some men there are love not a gaping pig ; Some, that are mad, if they behold a cat ; As there is no firm reason to be rendered, Why he cannot abide a gaping pig ; Why he, a harmless,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Issue 51

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2003 - 424 pages
...with bitter animal/human sarcasm, pretending that his hatred is as inexplicable as an animal phobia: 'men there are love not a gaping pig! / Some that are mad if they behold a cat!' There are many other strange concatenations of hatred with animal imagery in the play, as when Shylock...
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The Quotable Cat Lover

Charles Elliott - Reference - 2004 - 257 pages
...Converted to a Cat. GEORGE TURBERVILLE "THE LOVER" IN EPITAPHES, EPIGRAMS, SONGS AND SONETS (1567) Some men there are love not a gaping pig; Some that are mad if they behold a cat. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (c. 1597) It is quite a cheering thought to realize that...
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