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    What does "fancy bred" mean?

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    William Shakespeare "Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred"

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    Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. It is engender'd in the eyes, With gazing fed; and fancy dies ...

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    Re: What does "fancy bred" mean?

    This is a little poem from Sharkespeare, talking about love grew from eyes and fed by gaze.
    I think in this sentence 'bred' is the past participle of 'breed', used as the adverbial of 'fancy' which means love in here.
    so, i think this setence means 'where is love happened'.

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    Last edited by Aprial.L; 30-Jun-2012 at 16:52. Reason: typo

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    Re: What does "fancy bred" mean?

    Where is love born? What makes love happen?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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