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Quotation by Shakespeare
Fie, 'tis a fault to heaven, A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, To reason most absurd, whose common theme Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, From the first corse till he that died today, "This must be so."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudius, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2, l. 101-6.
Trying to persuade Hamlet against persisting in mourning for his father's death; "first corse" means first corpse, Abel, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4).
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