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"the whips and scorns of time"
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Act 3,
Scene 1
Lines 71-77

A discussion of "the whips and scorns of time" in Act 3, Scene 1 of myShakespeare's Hamlet. 

myShakespeare | Hamlet 3.1 “The whips and scorns of time”


For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, 
Th' 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? Who would fardels bear,