A speaker is but a prater, a rhyme is but a ballad, a
good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black
beard will turn white, a curled pate will grow bald,
a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but
a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon, or
rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright
and never changes but keeps his course truly. If
thou would have such a one, take me.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet
Henry V, Act 5, sc. 2, l. 164ff [Henry] (1599)

Quoted by Walter Mondale as a eulogy for Hubert Humphrey.

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