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Quotation by Shakespeare
Here did she fall a tear. Here in this place
I'll set a bank of rue, sour herb-of-grace.
Rue even for ruth here shortly shall be seen
In the remembrance of a weeping queen.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Gardener, in Richard II, act 3, sc. 4, l. 104-7.
Speaking of the distressed Queen; "fall" means let fall; rue was a herb symbolic of repentance, and signifying sorrow; "ruth" means pity.
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