Fair Maid of Brittany

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    “Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.”
    Must give—for what? for lead, hazard for lead?
    This casket threatens. Men that hazard all
    Do it in hope of fair advantages;
    A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It’s worth living abroad to study up on genteel and delicate manners. The maid smiles continuously; she smiles like a duchess on a stage, while at the same time it is clear from her face that she is exhausted from overwork.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)