Tuesday, November 11, 2014
My wife, my wife! what wife? I have no wife.
O insupportable! O heavy hour!
Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse
Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe
Should yawn at alteration.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 5, sc. 2, l. 97-100.
T hat the earth ("globe") should gape wide ("yawn") at the change brought by Desdemona's death suggests an earthquake.