"Yet thou dost ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yet thou dost look Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Extremity out of act.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Pericles, in Pericles, act 5, sc. 1, l. 137-9. On the sufferings of Marina; "smiling extremity out of act" = making extreme calamities seem as if they never happened.