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On Ownership -- William Shakespeare



http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/294323.html


And I have found Demetrius, like a jewel,
Mine own, and not mine own.

    -- William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Helena, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 4, sc. 1, l. 191-2.


She has “found” him by chance or magic, and so, like a jewel found by accident, he may be claimed by someone else.
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