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    What does 'that gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds' mean in romeo and Juliet when Benvolio talks of Mercutio after he dies. also, by 'gallant', does Shakespeare intend this to mean someone who flirts with women or someone who is brave and heroic?

    My guess is that it means he has gone to heaven - "aspire" in this case meaning "rising above". I would also guess that he meant gallant in the second sense you mention, considering that the guy has just fought a duel.
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