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and flights of angels sing thee

Quote by William Shakespeare: “And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

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John Tavener - Song for Athene (2003)

Song for Athene is a musical composition by British composer John Tavener with lyrics by . Tavener, John (), Song for Athene: (Alleluia, may Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest): For Unaccompanied Choir, SATB [musical score; cat.

“And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

In that scene, all those who have plotted the death of Hamlet have fallen into their own traps. As Hamlet put it earlier in connection with the deaths of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who also fell into the trap they had help set for him, in a sentence that has become an idiom:. The corruption has collapsed around the corrupt, and as Hamlet has observed, all he had to do was let it happen. All he had to do was be ready for it. Horatio is left alone with the bodies all around him. It is more than that, though, as it also expresses respect, and has been used many times at the funerals of national figures — political leaders and social achievers.

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  1. Cheryl C. says:

    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!—. Why does the drum come hither? HORATIO. Now a noble heart is breaking. Good night, sweet prince. May hosts.

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