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The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

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Yeah. Let’s make a show out of law, yet it happens so often lately...
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The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

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Daemon wrote:
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

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Daemon wrote:
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
We asked for new quotes, how about originl ones? "El que no sabe gozar de la ventura cuando le viene, no debe quejarse si se pasa." M. de Cervantes Saavedra
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Context from :Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Translated by John Ormsby With illustrations by Gustave Doré

Chapter XLVIII.
In which the Canon Pursues the Subject of the Books of Chivalry, with Other Matters Worthy of His Wit



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In that case actors would take care to send their plays to the capital, and could act them in safety, and those who write them would be more careful and take more pains with their work, standing in awe of having to submit it to the strict examination of one who understood the matter; and so good plays would be produced and the objects they aim at happily attained; as well the amusement of the people, as the credit of the wits of Spain, the interest and safety of the actors, and the saving of trouble in inflicting punishment on them. And if the same or some other person were authorised to examine the newly written books of chivalry, no doubt some would appear with all the perfections you have described, enriching our language with the gracious and precious treasure of eloquence, and driving the old books into obscurity before the light of the new ones that would come out for the harmless entertainment, not merely of the idle but of the very busiest; for the bow cannot be always bent, nor can weak human nature exist without some lawful amusement.”

The canon and the curate had proceeded thus far with their conversation, when the barber, coming forward, joined them, and said to the curate, “This is the spot, senor licentiate, that I said was a good one for fresh and plentiful pasture for the oxen, while we take our noontide rest.”

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/cervantes/c41d/complete.html#p1chap48

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