What is the source for the quote by Anton Chekhov "We shall find peace, we shall hear angels..."?What story/book was it in and where can I find the larger excerpt?

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The complete quote reads:

"We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."

The source is the play "Uncle Vanya"

I read that a variation of this quote is also found as:

"We shall rest. We shall hear the angels. We shall see heaven shining like a jewel."