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Anonymous:"The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch." This is a quote from Shakespeare's Richard III. Can someone please explain the meaning of this phrase?
In Measure For Measure, Shakespeare says that 'liberty plucks justice by the nose', with a similar meaning.
In modern English, when we want to say that things are the wrong way round, or that the world has gone mad, we often say: "The lunatics are running the asylum."
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