Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. Hamlet uses black humor to explain that the reason for his mother’s hasty remarriage after his father’s death, was so that she could save money by serving the leftover funeral food to the wedding guests. Hw is furious at the hypocrisy of meats baked for a funeral coldly furnishing forth the wedding festivities of his uncle and mother.