NOT SHAKESPEARE (and certainly not Hamlet, Act 2 Sc 2, which stars Polonius, Queen G, Claudius, R&G):
When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew.
SHAKESPEARE; in fact, Hamlet Act 2 Sc 2:
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Good, glad we sorted that one out.
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley, 1919
Oh goodness, I’ve read like five versions of King Lear this week alone (Shakespeare 1, Shakespeare 2, conflated, Tate, anonymous verse version — it took ages so I’m allowed to boast about it). Clearly there’s no hope for my sudden turn around. I have never read all sorts of other books though, so perhaps there’s a smidgen of hope.