Quotation by Shakespeare

Yet thou dost look
Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling
Extremity out of act.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Pericles, in Pericles, act 5, sc. 1, l. 137-9.

On the sufferings of Marina; "smiling extremity out of act" = making extreme calamities seem as if they never happened.
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