Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hamlet. To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may
not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till a
find it stopping a bung-hole?
Horatio. 'Twere to consider too curiously to consider so.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 202-6.
Horatio pinpoints Hamlet's self-indulgence in contemplating death so minutely ("curiously").