"Herein Fortune shows ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Herein Fortune shows herself more kind Than is her custom. It is still her use To let the wretched man outlive his wealth, To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow An age of poverty; from which lingering penance Of such misery doth she cut me off.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antonio, in The Merchant of Venice, act 4, sc. 1, l. 267-72. Finding reasons to welcome the prospect of death.
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