Who wrote 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive'?

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Sir Walter Scott records these lines, in Canto VI, Stanza 17 of "Marmion" (1808), an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513.

The meaning is, basically, that lies beget more lies, and that masking lies with more lies creates an ever-more-complex arrangement of falsehoods.

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What does 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive' mean?

The quote is, surprisingly, not from Shakespeare but from Sir Walter Scott , in Canto VI, Stanza 17 of "Marmion" (1808) an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513.

Who wrote oh what a tangled web you weave?

Sir Walter Scott wrote this in his poem, "Marmion," first published in 1808. The actual line is: Oh, what a tangled web we weave , when first we practice to deceive.

What poem contains the words Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive?

Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive! . Sir Walter Scott , Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17. The quote is, surprisingly, not from Shakespea

Who wrote 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive?

"Marmion", published in 1808 by Sir Walter Scott, produced lines that have become proverbial. Canto VI. Stanza 17 of the poem reads: Yet Clare's sharp questions must I shu