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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:41 am 
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"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive?"


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It's from Sir Walter Scott's (1771-1832) Marmion, Canto VI. Stanza 17:

Yet Clare's sharp questions must I shun,
Must separate Constance from the nun
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!

A Palmer too! No wonder why
I felt rebuked beneath his eye;


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