|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||William Shakespeare (15641616)|
|QUOTATION:||Lord, Lord! methought, what pain it was to drown!|
What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears!
What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!
Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks,
Ten thousand men that fishes gnawed upon,
Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,
Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels,
All scattered in the bottom of the sea:
Some lay in dead mens skulls; and in those holes
Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept,
As t were in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems.
|ATTRIBUTION:||King Richard III. Act i. Sc. 4. [text]|
|WORKS:||William Shakespeare Collection.|