The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:|
As dangerous as the rest. Tour time's expired:
Either expound now, or receive your sentence.
Few love to hear the sins they love to act;
'Twould braid yourself too near for me to tell it.
Who has a book of all that monarchs do,
He's more secure to keep it shut than shown:
For vice repeated is like the wandering wind,
Blows dust in others' eyes, to spread itself;
And yet the end of all is bought thus dear,