"Nay, but to live In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, Stew’d in corruption, honeying and making love Over the nasty sty"
Actor Edwin Booth as Hamlet
Public DomainActor Edwin Booth as Hamlet - Credit: J. Gurney & Son, N.Y/wikimedia commons

A line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Act III, Scene 4). Hamlet expresses disgust at his mother’s sex life, a feeling shared here by John. John has acquired many of his values and moral lessons from Shakespeare, and so often quotes from his plays in times of confusion, distress or anger.

A list of Shakespeare quotations used in Brave New World.