That are above our question. Let's go off,
And bear us like the time.
(V, iv, 131-137)
He concludes this play with the reiteration of a theme familiar from Shakespeare's romances: the mystery of the universe and man's inability to comprehend the workings of Providence. These words, among the last Shakespeare wrote, affirm that at least part of his vision of our lives remained consistent through the final portion of his career.
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