Quotation by Shakespeare

So 'a bade me lay more clothes on his feet. I put my hand into the bed and felt them, and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to his knees, and so upward and upward, and all was as cold as any stone.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hostess Quickly, in Henry V, act 2, sc. 3, l. 25-6.

On Falstaff dying; "as cold as a stone" was proverbial.
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