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Quotation by Shakespeare
Better be with the dead,
Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,
Than on the torture of the mind to lie
In restless ecstasy.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 3, sc. 2, l. 19-22.
To Lady Macbeth; those they have murdered have gone to "peace" or heaven, but their deeds have not brought peace of mind to Macbeth, only "ecstasy," or a frenzied anxiety.
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