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Daemon
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Even if it's revenge, how do we know for sure that it's caused by "the whirligig of time"?
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From the original text "Twelfth Night": Act 5, Scene 1 page 17
Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night near the middle of his career, probably in the year 1601. Most critics consider it one of his greatest comedies.

ORIGINAL TEXT:

FOOL (Known as Feste, the clown, or court jester.)

Why, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them.” I was one, sir, in this interlude, one Sir Topas, sir, but that’s all one. (imitates MALVOLIO) “By the Lord, fool, I am not mad.”—But do you remember? “Madam, why laugh you at such a barren rascal; an you smile not, he’s gagged?” and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.

MALVOLIO (the straitlaced steward—or head servant) Malvolio reveals a powerful ambition to rise above his social class.

I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.

In modern text this quote appears different.
See here original scrip

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/script-text-twelfth-night.htm
Absurdicuss
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I wonder what a whirligig looked like back then? I wonder what a whirligig looks like now? Has anyone ever seen a whirligig?


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Sadly enough, we don't have that much time, in many cases. So I wouldn't care less for any kind of revenge.
GreenBanana
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*its
*vengeance.
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One more quote with this word:

What a whirligig of a world it is.

Not easy to understand the meaning of this quote.
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whirligig is karma. What goes around comes around. In time, will come the time, for his vengence
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