Happy Birthday From Us Old Lit Freaks

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    "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."

    ~ William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

    Loved him? Hated him? Have a favorite quote?

    It's April 23...wish Bill a happy birthday!


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    "A black day will it be - for someone." Richard III

    This particular quote will always have a special meaning for me. It is uttered by Richard III himself, as he is ushering the children into the tower, where not nice things are gong to happen to them. He turns, looks at the audience and says, ominously, "A black day will it be - for someone." We all know who he means . . .

    Anyway, I was taking a class in Shakespeare in college. A very important midterm exam was set for a Saturday morning. We all walked into the classroom where the test was to be given. Some wag had written this quote on the blackboard.
     
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    Was he the guy who coined the phrase, "Fuck 'em and feed 'em hot dogs?"
     
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    Yes, he was. How astute of you to catch that. :rolleyes:
     
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    Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.


    The fourth/fifth grade class in my building do a different Shakespeare play every year. All the students love it, and they really get into it while the kids are performing, even the little ones!
     
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    Do you really have to be an ass in every thread? :cuckoo:
     
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    I admit it. I am a low brow kinda gal. I never did wade all the way through any of his plays, but I have seen a few performed live and they do positively zing me in the heart. Sometimes in a few other places too, he he he.

    Iago: "I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs."

    ~Othello
     
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    “And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.”

    (Something Richard Nixon and a number of other politicians should have read . . . )
     
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    That's my favorite too :)
    and the rest of the quote:

    But I like this as well, on darker days:

     
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    Of Cleopatra,

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety: other women cloy
    The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
    Become themselves in her: that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish
     

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