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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:470
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION: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
To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice;
To be imprison’d in the viewless winds,
And blown with restless violence round about
The pendent world.
ATTRIBUTION:Measure for Measure. Act iii. Sc. 1.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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