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“[W]hose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return.

~2 Nephi 1:14~

Compare this verse to the writing of William Shakespeare:

“The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.

~Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1, as quoted in Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1, page 237~

We now have a much better idea of where Joseph Smith might have found these words. In examining Josiah Priest’s 1825 work The Wonders of Nature and Providence Displayed we found a story which quotes the words of Shakespeare.

In quoting these words, however, they are in the wrong order, and this makes the end of the quotation almost identical to that in the Book of Mormon:

“[F]rom whence no traveler returns.

~The Wonders of Nature and Providence Displayed, 1825, page 469. See Tanner, Mormonism: Shadow or Reality.