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What a Piece of Work is a Man – Withnail & I

via Withnail & I Hamlet – YouTube.

I have of late – but wherefore I know not – lost all my mirth; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension! How like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! Yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor women neither. Nor women neither…

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