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The meaning and origin of the expression: Such stuff as dreams are made on

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Such stuff as dreams are made on

What's the origin of the phrase 'Such stuff as dreams are made on'?

Cobbe family portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's The Tempest, 1610:

Prospero:
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

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