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Macbeth, Act I, scene 7, lines 41-43: what does “that which thou esteem'st the ornament of life” refer to? [on hold]

Lady Macbeth scorns her husband for his sudden lack of courage: "Wouldst thou have that / Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, / And live a coward in thine own esteem, […]" If "that which ...
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What does the initial fragment of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy mean?

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Can someone please explain the following passage from Milton's Paradise Lost?

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