Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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Lord, what fools these mortals be! definition

A line from the play A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. A mischievous fairy, Puck, addressing his king, is commenting on the folly of the human beings who have come into his forest.

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