Death is a fearful thing.
 William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Measure for Measure
Topic death fearful
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1603 and 1604


110 Claud. If it were damnable, he being so wise,
Why would he for the momentary trick Be perdurably fined?—O Isabel! Isab. What says my brother?
Claud. Death is a fearful thing. Isab. And shamed life a hateful.
115 Claud. Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit” source

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