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Need help -- tangled web??

Posted by ESC on April 25, 2001

In Reply to: Need help -- tangled web?? posted by Barney on April 25, 2001

: : I am away from my library and I'm nothing without my reference books. Is the following correct? Not Shakespeare?

: : "Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
: : When first we practice to deceive!"
: : -Sir Walter Scott, Marmion 1808.

: William Shakespeare got there first I'm afraid.

I can't find it in Shakespeare. Bartlett's says Scott.