William Shakespeare quote about women from Hamlet - Frailty, thy name is woman!
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Frailty, thy name is woman!
 William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Hamlet
Topic women weakness misogyny
Date 1623
Language English
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Note Written between 1599 and 1602
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1524/1524-h/1524-h.htm

Context

“That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!
Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him
As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month— Let me not think on't—Frailty, thy name is woman! A little month, or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father's body Like Niobe, all tears.—Why she, even she— O God! A beast that wants discourse of reason
Would have mourn'd longer,—married with mine uncle,” source

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