Done to death by slanderous tongues was the Hero that here lies.
 William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1600). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Much Ado About Nothing
Topic death lying
Date 1600
Language English
Note Written between 1598 and 1599


Exeunt. Enter Claudio, Prince, and three or foure with Tapers. Clau. Is this the monument of Leonato?
Lord. It is my Lord.
Epitaph. Done to death by slanderous tongues, Was the Hero that here lies: Death in guerdon of her wrongs, Giues her fame which neuer dies: So the life that dyed with shame, Liues in death with glorious fame. Hang thou there vpon the tombe, Praising her when I am dombe Clau. Now musick sound & sing your solemn hymne” source

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