by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

And will he not come again?
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
And will he not come again?
And will he not come again?
No, no, he is dead:
Go to thy death-bed:
He never will come again.
His beard was as white as snow,
All flaxen was his poll:
He is gone, he is gone,
And we cast away moan:
God ha' mercy on his soul!
And of all Christian souls, I pray God. God be wi' ye.

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These words are sung by Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5, but they are probably not by Shakespeare.


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This text was added to the website: 2010-07-11
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