Category Archives: Romantic Shakespearean Quotes

Shakespeare & Healthful Environments

“This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses.” (Macbeth act 1, sc. 6) Two weeks without an entry… Thanks to the “Your Daily Shakespeare” site followers who emailed me questioning the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Romanticism and the Role of Woman in a Gated Democracy

“Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date…” (SON.18) Comment. As we will try to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Health-care and Death as Consumer Items

“To die by thee, were but to die in jest; From thee to die, were torture more than death. O, let me stay, befall what may befall!” (King Henry VI, part 2, sct 3, sc. 2) Comment.  In the beginning … Continue reading

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Daffodils, Shakespeare, Wordworth, Rustle of Spring, Poetry and Music

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty” (Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 4) Comment. Today we will deflect our gaze from the contemptible machinations of warmongers, thieves, perverts and unpalatable politicians. We … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Apologies from a Charming Woman

“Thou mak’st faults graces that to thee resort. As on the finger of a throned queen, The basest jewel will be well esteemed.” (Sonnet 96) Comment. Answer with these lines after whatever incident or occurrence that caused her to say … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Antony, the Roman Empire and the American Empire

“Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 1) Comment. When assessing empires it pays to compare the Roman with the American Empire. The … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Power of Imagination (or lack thereof)

“The lunatic, the lover and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen Turns them into shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.” … Continue reading

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Another St. Valentine, another Shakespearean Compliment

“The field’s chief flower, sweet above compare, Stain to all nymphs… More white and red than doves or roses are” (Venus and Adonis) As a curiosity item, here is a letter from an illustrious and historical character to his Valentine … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Original Ideas for St. Valentine

“Verona’s summer hath not such a flower” (Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 3) Comment.  According to Oscar Wilde, “Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are and that is the difference between the sexes.” Be it as it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Love, Money and Valentine’s Day

“’t is deepest winter in Lord Timon’s purse; That is, one may reach deep enough, and yet Find little”. (Timon of Athens, act 3, sc. 4) Comment.  Admitting straitsness of means does not imply necessarily a loss in your romantic … Continue reading

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