William Shakespeare quote about love from As You Like It - Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
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Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
 William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source As You Like It
Topic love death
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1598 and 1599
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1523/1523-h/1523-h.htm

Context

“Leander, he would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont, and, being taken with the cramp, was drowned; and the foolish chroniclers of that age found it was—Hero of Sestos. But these are all lies; men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
ORLANDO I would not have my right Rosalind of this mind; for, I protest, her frown might kill me. ROSALIND By this hand, it will not kill a fly. But come, now I will be your Rosalind in a more coming-on disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it.” source

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