The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:|
No, no, it held but death enough for one.
Is there no poison still upon your lips,
That I may draw it from them?
Why should you die?
You have not spilt blood, and so need not die:
I have spilt blood, and therefore I must die.
Was it not said blood should be spilt for blood?
Who said that? I forget.