"But that I ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ghost, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 15-6. Effectively suggesting the horrors of purgatory to Hamlet; "harrow up" means lacerate.