"Hamlet To what ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

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
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").
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