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You call the Scythians barbarous, and despise them;
yet Anacharsis was a Scythian born;
and every man of a like noble nature,
tho’ he were moulded from an Æthiop's loins,
is nobler than your pedigrees can make him.

R. CUMBERLAND

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VIRTUE ALONE IS TRUE NOBILITY

'IS only title thou disdain'st in her, the which

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of colour, weight and heat, poured all together,
would quite confound distinction, yet stand off
in differences so mighty : if she be
all that is virtuous, (save what thou dislik'st
a poor physician's daughter) thou dislik'st
of virtue for the name : but do not so:
from lowest place where virtuous things proceed,
the place is dignified by the doer's deed :
where great additions swell, and virtue none,
it is a dropsied honour: good alone
is good, without a name: vileness is so:
the property by what it is should go
not by the title. She is young, wise, fair ;
in these to nature she's immediate heir;
and these breed honour: that is honour's scorn,
which challenges itself as honour's born,
and is not like the sire: Honours best thrive,
when rather from our acts we them derive
than our fore-goers: the mere word's a slave,
deboshed on every tomb, on every grave ;
a lying trophy, and as oft is dumb,
where dust and damned oblivion is the tomb
of honoured bones indeed.

W. SHAKESPEARE

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