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Quotation by Shakespeare
And my poor fool is hanged! No, no, no life!
Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life,
And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more,
Never, never, never, never, never.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lear, in King Lear, act 5, sc. 3, l. 306-9.
"Poor fool" affectionately refers to his daughter Cordelia, whose body he is looking at (but may recall the Fool, who has not been seen since act 3).
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