"The sense of ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The sense of death is most in apprehension, And the poor beetle that we tread upon In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Isabella, in Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 1, l. 77-80. Trying to reconcile Claudio, her brother, to the idea that he must die; "apprehension" means anticipation.