William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Image Attribution: In Helmolt, H.F., ed. History of the World. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902. Author unknow... (Public domain)

AUTOLICUS: Here’s another ballad of a Fish, that appeared vpon the coast, on wensday the fourescore of April, fortie thousand fadom aboue water, & sung this ballad against the hard hearts of maids: it was thought she was a Woman, and was turn’d into a cold fish, for she wold not exchange flesh with one that lou’d her: The Ballad is very pittifull, and as true
DORCAS: Is it true too, thinke you
AUTOLICUS: Fiue Iustices hands at it, and witnesses more then my packe will hold

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