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Who first said, "The world is your oyster?"

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Who first said, “The world is your oyster?”
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It was the bard Shakespeare who gave us this phrase. In “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” he wrote, “Why, then the world’s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.” We take this phrase nowadays to mean that the world offers everyone so many opportunities that one can simply choose among them.