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Hell hath no fury

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Usually incorrectly attributed to William Shakespeare, the infamous line "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is actually from William Congreve's play, The Mourning Bride. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is actually paraphrased form the following line:

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned"

Another greatly miscredited line (again... credited to Shakespeare. Because Lord knows he doesn't getenough thunder) from the same play is "Music has charms to soothe a savage breast" (usually misquoted as "savage beast". Congreve just got the shaft all around in regards to this play- didn't he?) That little trivia is meant to introduce our next assignment... The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

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