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What cannot be preserved when fortune takes

DMI number:
17084
Poem Aliases
Shakespeare. Othello.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
What cannot be preserved when fortune takes
Last Line:
He robs himself that spends a bootless grief
Poem Genre / Form:
Admonition, Couplet, Epigram, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Verse-drama
Themes:
Fate / fortune / providence, Grief / sadness / melancholy, and Virtue / vice[Patience]
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Author:
William Shakespeare
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Othello Act 1 Scene 3.
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