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Quotation by Shakespeare
Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,
With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Marcellus, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 1, l. 65-6.
Telling of earlier appearances of the ghost of Hamlet's father, always exactly at midnight ("jump at this dead hour").
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