“He that of greatest works is finisher
Oft does them by the weakest minister:
So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown,
When judges have been babes; great floods have flown
From simple sources.”
– All’s Well That Ends Well, Act II, Scene i -
Four of Shakespeare plays have no known source and are thought to be original plots: Love’s Labours Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest.
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