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seanahan commented on the word shuffle off this mortal coil
The original is from Hamlet.
See here for some interesting notes: Phrase explanation
November 24, 2007
bilby commented on the word shuffle off this mortal coil
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November 23, 2007
sonofgroucho commented on the word shuffle off this mortal coil
Excellent! Who wrote this?
From 'Green Eggs And Hamlet':
" I ask to be, or not to be.
That is the question, I ask of me.
This sullied life, it makes me shudder.
My uncle's boffing dear, sweet mother.
Would I, could I, take my life?
Could I, should I, end this strife?
Should I jump out of a plane?
Or throw myself before a train?
Should I from a cliff just leap?
Could I put myself to sleep?
Shoot myself, or take some poison?
Maybe try self immolation?
To shudder of this mortal coil,
I could stab myself with a fencing foil."
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