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Birds — Martial and Marital

In Hamlet (1.1.432), a cock trumpets in the morn, a bird more fitting to the combative nature of Hamlet than the lark that heralds the morn after the first night of marital bliss in Romeo and Juliet (3.5.6).

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It was about to speak when the cock crew

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It was the lark, the herald of the morn

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