Quotation by Shakespeare

Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,
Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.
O that that earth which kept the world in awe
Should patch a wall t'expel the winter's flaw!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 213-6.

a bleak view of death as mere oblivion, but recalling Genesis 3.19, where man was made of earth by God; "winter's flaw" means gust of cold wind.
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