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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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Cheer up with a Shakespearean Cheer-up Quote

“… Cheer your heart; Be you not troubled with the time, which drives O’er your content these strong necessities; But let determined things to destiny Hold unbewail’d their way” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 6) Comments.  According to scientists … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Melancholy of Autumn and a Beautiful Sonnet

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou seest the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Love Quotes for him, Love Quotes for her (more to come)

“Here comes the countess: now heaven walks on earth.” (Twelfth Night, act 5, sc. 1) Comments. We must, we should, we have to change the subject of political elections. If not else, in an attempt to forget that millions of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Age and Aging Romeos

“… One that is well-nigh worn to pieces with age to show himself a young gallant.” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc. 1) Comments.  The character of the aging Romeo has been the subject and the butt of a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Love at First Sight, take 4

“O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, Methought she purged the air of pestilence! That instant was I turn’d into a hart; And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, E’er since pursue me.” (Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra and a Romantic Greeting Liable to Misinterpretation

“…He’s speaking now, Or murmuring ‘Where’s my serpent of old Nile?’ (Antony and Cleopatra act 1, sc. 5) Comments.  Should you greet your girlfriend or significant other with “Where is my serpent of the Nile?” – or of the Potomac, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on October and Fall Poetry

”Sir, the year growing ancient, yet on summer’s death, nor on the birth Of trembling winter” (Winter’s Tale act 4, sc. 4) Comments.  Dr. Johnson observed in the “Idler” that “It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Love at First Sight and Consequences

“And let me be a slave, to achieve that maid Whose sudden sight hath thrall’d my wounded eye.” (Taming Of the Shrew, act 1, sc. 1) Comments. Recent scientific research (how I like this) has shown two explanations for love … Continue reading

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