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    What many men desire--that 'many' may be meant
    By the fool multitude that choose by show,
    Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach,
    Which pries not to th' interior, but like the martlet
    Builds in the weather on the outward wall,
    Even in the force and road of casualty.

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This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve
By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath
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This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve
By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath
Smells wooingly here. No jutty, frieze,
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird
Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.
Where they most breed and haunt, I have observed
The air is delicate.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Martlets Quotes,
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