Quotation by Shakespeare

But this place is too cold for hell. I'll devil-porter it no further; I had thought to have let in some of all professions that go the primrose way to th' everlasting bonfire.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Porter, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 3, l. 16-9.

The porter imagines Macbeth's castle as hell: the flowery path to hell is derived from Matthew 7.13, "broad is the way that leadeth to destruction."
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