all that glisters is not gold


In the little poem inside the casket in the Merchant of Venice,  it’s “glisters” instead of “glitters”  but the meaning is the same:

Act 2, Scene 7 of The Merchant of Venice:

The Prince of Morocco opens the golden casket and finds this message inside:

“All that glisters is not gold

Often have you heard that told

Many a man his life hath sold

But my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscrolled.
Fare you well. Your suit is cold—”



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