earthly bourne of all such travellers, and the mound above the ashes and the dust that once was he, without whom I had never been.

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Am Born

Echoing Hamlet's soliloquy "To be or not to be" in which appears "That undiscover'd country from whose bourn / No traveler ever returns." Dickens was intimately familiar with all of Shakespeare's plays.

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