And yet, within a month--
Let me not think on't--Frailty, thy name is woman!--
A little month, or ere those shoes were old
With which she follow'd my poor father's body,

from William Shakespeare – Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2 on Rap Genius

Meaning

In this very famous line of Hamlet, Prince Hamlet laments that within a month after his father’s death, his mother Gertrude has married his uncle Claudius (he exclaims that the shoes she wore to his funeral are not even old!). The prince places blame on the inherent character of the fairer gender.

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