Mirabella (Author of A Consummation Devoutly to be Wished)
to sleep...it is a consummation devoutly to be wished
There's a consummation devoutly to be wished. It is for him a consummation devoutly to be wished. Unanimity is a consummation devoutly to be wished , but the high court's majority rules, and its decision cannot be overridden except by a future high court or by amending the Constitution. But 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. Probably not, though it's a consummation devoutly to be wished.
To die, to sleep -. No more - and by a sleep to say we end. The heartache and the thousand natural shocks. To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question. Whether this better for the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of extreme fatigue, or to take bed against a see of troubles and by procrastinating, end them. To sleep, to dream—No more—And by sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that the mind is heir to.
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin?
My friend Devan not her real name said that at the peak of orgasmic heights, tears welled up in her eyes as she gave thanks to a Divine Power for the supreme happiness she had experienced. That, I told her, quoting William Shakespeare, was "a consummation devoutly to be wished. Shakespeare's quotes are so universal in their depiction of the human condition that they've been used in many a literary work, given individual interpretations as I'm now doing on the above. Hamlet ponders on a consummation of a wish odd and creepy: a never-ending sleep fraught with dreams plausible and implausible limited only by his imagination. In the case of my friend Devan, consummation is something akin to entering the pearly gates--when lo and behold, every fiber of her being is suffused with heavenly splendor! Such is the wonder of consummation in a happy married life.
This soliloquy, probably the most famous speech in the English language, is spoken by Hamlet in Act III, scene i 58— His most logical and powerful examination of the theme of the moral legitimacy of suicide in an unbearably painful world, it touches on several of the other important themes of the play. He then weighs the moral ramifications of living and dying. He then decides that the uncertainty of the afterlife, which is intimately related to the theme of the difficulty of attaining truth in a spiritually ambiguous world, is essentially what prevents all of humanity from committing suicide to end the pain of life. His deeply passionate nature is complemented by a relentlessly logical intellect, which works furiously to find a solution to his misery.