Shakespeare should never have used this incident; it is a blot on his conception.
That was, in fact, the only blot on his father's honour—a foul and grave blot it was.
Blot out the memory of this world, and what would heaven or hell be to us?
Neither did the blot with which the birth of my grandfather was menaced affect me much.
All falsehood must be a blot as well as a sin, ...