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What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?

Question #63249. Asked by kaylofgorons.
Last updated Oct 02 2016.

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The Gallows Maker; for that frame outlives a thousand tenants

From Hamlet

Mar 08 2006, 4:42 PM
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Yes, it's "Hamlet," Act V, scene 1. Here's an interesting site. Scroll down for the full passage:


Response last updated by satguru on Oct 02 2016.
Mar 08 2006, 5:39 PM
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Actually, its the gravemaker. The character corrected the answer 'gallowsmaker'--although he liked the wit in it. He told his fellow, "When you are asked this question next, say 'a gravemaker.' The houses he makes last till doomsday."

I suppose that's in the site somewhere, so I'll look.

Mar 08 2006, 9:30 PM
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