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    Looking for a specific passage

    Hello all,
    I'm new to this forum. A passage I've been trying to remember in vain, brought me here. IIRC, this is from either the Merchant of Venice or Hamlet, but I'm looking for this passage where one of the characters talks about how grief / misfortune when it befalls a person comes not as a sole incident but in multiples, or some such.

    I'd confused that passage with Hamlet's soliloquy that goes "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune...". Any help locating this is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Krsn

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    If you have the exact quotation you can google it. But your reference is not exact enough: when put in Google your post appears.
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    Perhaps here: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/hamlet/page_240.html Hamlet → Act 4, Scene 5, Page 4:
    Oh, this is the poison of deep grief. It springs
    All from her fatherís death, and now behold!
    O Gertrude, Gertrude,
    When sorrows come, they come not single spies
    But in battalions.

    or (modern)

    Oh, her grief has poisoned her mind. Her father died and now look at her! Oh, Gertrude, Gertrude, when bad things happen, they donít come one at a time, like enemy spies, but all at once like an army.
    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 05-28-2016 at 04:19 AM. Reason: attribute
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