Quotation by Shakespeare

My mother had a maid called Barbary;
She was in love, and he she loved proved mad,
And did forsake her. She had a song of "Willow,"
An old thing 'twas, but it expressed her fortune,
And she died singing it. That song tonight
Will not go from my mind.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Desdemona, in Othello, act 4, sc. 3, l. 26-31.

The willow was the proverbial badge of a forsaken lover.
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