"that I shall never see him again, that nobody will see him again, never, never, never"

The lamentations of Kurtz’s fiancée owe something to Lear’s response to the death of Cordelia:

Thou’lt come no more,
Never, never, never, never, never!

Shakespeare, King Lear V:3 309-10

 

King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia (c. 1786)
Public DomainKing Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia (c. 1786) - Credit: James Barry