William Shakespeare quote about death from Measure for Measure - Death is a fearful thing.
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Death is a fearful thing.
 William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Measure for Measure
Topic death fearful
Date 1623
Language English
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Note Written between 1603 and 1604
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23045/23045-h/23045-h.htm

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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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