Quotation by Shakespeare

Gertrude. Why seems it so particular with thee?
Hamlet. Seems, madam? nay, it is, I know not "seems."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Gertrude and Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2, l. 75-6.

Gertrude has attempted to console Hamlet for his father's death by urging that death is common, i.e., universal, not "particular."
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