My son – and what's a son? A thing begot
Within a pair of minutes, thereabout:
A lump bred up in darkness.
Act III, sc. xia.
Duly twice a morning
Would I be sprinkling it with fountain-water.
At last it grew, and grew, and bore, and bore,
Till at the length
It grew a gallows, and did bear our son,
It bore thy fruit and mine: O wicked, wicked plant.
Act III, sc. xiia.
As I am never better than when I am mad; then methinks I am a brave fellow; then I do wonders: but reason abuseth me, and there's the torment, there's the hell.