"If thou and ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If thou and nature can so gently part, The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts, and is desired.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cleopatra, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 5, sc. 2, l. 295-6. Addressing Iras, one of her attendants, who dies just before Cleopatra herself.