"Taint not thy ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ghost, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 85-8. The Ghost wants his former Queen, Hamlet's mother, spared.