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Quotation by Shakespeare
Francisco. For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold,
And I am sick at heart.
Bernardo. Have you had quiet guard?
Francisco. Not a mouse stirring.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Francisco and Bernardo, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 1, l. 8-10.
Francisco's sense of foreboding ("I am sick at heart") establishes right away the atmosphere of the play.
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