"In the dead ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In the dead waste and middle of the night.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2, l. 198. The time when Horatio saw the ghost of Hamlet's father; the waste (barren period), waist (middle), and perhaps vast (emptiness).
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