Thorns

Hamlet [1.5.81-89]. Ghost. “O, horrible! O, horrible, most horrible!/ If thou has nature in thee, bear it not./ Let not the royal bed of Denmark be/ A couch for luxury and damned incest./ But, howsomever thou pursues this act,/ Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive/ Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven/ And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,/ To prick and sting her.”

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