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Quotation by Shakespeare
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.... Where be your jibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1.
The grave-digger has turned up the skull of Yorick, the king's jester; on stage Hamlet usually holds the skull while he says this; "fancy" means imagination.
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