What is he that builds stronger than either the
mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?
The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a
I like thy wit well, in good faith: the gallows
does well; but how does it well? it does well to
those that do in: now thou dost ill to say the
gallows is built stronger than the church: argal,
the gallows may do well to thee. To’t again, come.
Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or
Ay, tell me that, and unyoke.
Marry, now I can tell.
Mass, I cannot tell.
Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your dull
ass will not mend his pace with beating; and, when
you are asked this question next, say ‘a
grave-maker: ‘the houses that he makes last till
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V, scene 1
I found another Shakespeare / architecture quote. And a joke no less! Tonight’s table read of Hamlet was the last hurrah of Bard-a-thon La Crosse 2012 and I am heartily sorry for it. What a delight this week has been! I could well wish for another.