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First Line: Playwright, convict of public wrongs to men
Last Line: Active in 's brain, and passive in his bones.
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


Playwright convict of public wrongs to men,
Takes private beatings and begins again.
Two kinds of valor he doth show at once:
Active in 's brain, and passive in his bones.




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