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Quotation by Shakespeare
Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing serious in mortality. All is but toys; renown and grace is dead, The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 3, l. 91-6.
"Chance" means mischance, meaning the killing of Duncan; life ("mortality") from henceforth is trivial ("toys"); the "vault" is the sky covering the earth.
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