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...grows aslant a brook,That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream.There with fantastic garlands did she come, Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do “dead men’s fingers” call them.There, on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds,Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke,When down her weedy trophies and herself,Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide,And mermaid-like a while they bore her up,Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds,As one incapable of her own distress,Or like a creature native and indued, Unto that element. But long it could not be, till that her garments, heavy with their drink, pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay, to muddy death.”(iv,vii,162-180), as if she were there witnessing Ophelia death and could describe how Ophelia’s death took place .
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