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What e're thou art, act well thy part 11 months 3 weeks ago #6742

I am looking for the first appearance of this quote, "What e're thou art, act well thy part". Does anyone know if it is found in any of Shakespeare's plays or other writings?
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What e're thou art, act well thy part 11 months 3 weeks ago #6743

Melanie

That was a quote from David O. Mckay, an American.

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What e're thou art, act well thy part 11 months 3 weeks ago #6744

David O. McKay actually quoted it from a stone that he saw in Scotland in 1898. An architect by the name of John Allan designed it. One theory is that John Allan was inspired from a poem by Alexander Pope, but it is unsure. I was wondering if anyone knew if it originally came from Shakespeare.
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What e're thou art, act well thy part 11 months 3 weeks ago #6749

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It's an old Gaelic proverb/motto: "Deannadh gach neach a dhicheal." Since it was translated into old English and there are similar Shakespeare quotes, it maybe appears to be from him, but it isn't.
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