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Grave-diggers

(Hamlet). “If the water come to the man ...” The legal case referred to by Shakespeare occurred in the fifth year of Queen Elizabeth's reign, called Hales v. Petit, stated at length in Notes and Queries, vol. viii. p. 123 (first series).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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