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Quotation by Shakespeare
Come, thick night,
And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,
Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark
To cry, "Hold, hold!"
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5, l. 50-4.
"Thee" is King Duncan, whom she thinks of murdering in his bed; hell is proverbially black or dark; "pall thee" means cover as with a pall, the cloth spread over a coffin.
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