Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Fall not a tear, I say, one of them rates
All that is won and lost.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 11, l. 69-70.
Spoken to the penitent Cleopatra after the Battle of Actium; "Fall" means let fall.