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Shakespeare, Charles Peirce 

“But man, proud man,
Dress'd in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd—
His glassy essence—like an angry ape
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens,
Would all themselves laugh mortal.”
~ Shakespeare

Found while researching the origin of the phrase “glassy essence” as used by philosopher Charles Peirce.

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