Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

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What does the following quotation from "Troilus and Cressida" mean: "My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred, And I myself see not the bottom of it."

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It's a metaphor , and it compares the mind to a fountain, like you might see in a park. If the fountain is "stirred" - i.e. swished around, or moved - the mud at the bottom...

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