Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
And each particular hair to stand on end,
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ghost, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 18-20.
Hinting at horrors he will not describe to Hamlet; "porpentine" means porcupine.