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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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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.


Sir Walter Scott wrote this line in his poem "Marmion," about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. The actual line is "Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive."


I think you mean tangled, which means twisted or mixed together. Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The fishing lines were too tangled and we had to cut them loose.



Answer:This means when you intend to, deceive(lie, cheat, etc.), you entangle yourself in complicated situations- trying to cover your a$$, when your deception is exposed.


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


"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 shun Must separate Constance from the nun Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive! A Palmer too! No wonder why I felt rebuked beneath his eye. Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. As a side note, the novel of Ivanhoe introduces us to Robin Hood, as it was also the basis of the Comedy-Drama film; "A Knights Tale".


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What a Country - 1986 What a Tangled Web We Weave 1-20 was released on: USA: 28 March 1987


The Big Break - 2003 What a Tangled Web We Weave 13-2 was released on: USA: 28 June 2010


Murder She Wrote - 1984 Weave a Tangled Web 5-10 was released on: USA: 15 January 1989 Netherlands: 1 February 1991


Kirk - 1995 Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave Part 2 2-10 was released on: USA: 10 November 1996


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it is from 'Marmion' by Sir Walter Scott is correct, Canto sixth stanza V11 (17)


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Plagiarism/plagiarize is STEALING and PASSING OFF AS ONES OWN the words/thoughts/ideas of another. That is why we have copyright laws. If one chooses to plagiarize it would seem very wise for him to first think it through and give credit where credit is due, or obtain written approval from the author....and avoid possible legal ramifications. It's like that old saying, "Oh! what tangled webs we weave when others we would deceive."


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