Then, as my gift and thine own acquisition
Worthily purchased take my daughter: but
If thou dost break her virgin-knot before
All sanctimonious ceremonies may
With full and holy rite be minister’d,
No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall
To make this contract grow: but barren hate,
Sour-eyed disdain and discord shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly
That you shall hate it both: therefore take heed,
As Hymen’s lamps shall light you.
As I hope
For quiet days, fair issue and long life,
With such love as ‘tis now, the murkiest den,
The most opportune place, the strong’st suggestion
Our worser genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust, to take away
The edge of that day’s celebration
When I shall think: or Phoebus’ steeds are founder’d,
Or Night kept chain’d below.
‘Quick!’ said El-ahriarah. ‘Quicker than Wogdog from the Tartar’s bow!’
Richard Adams, Watership Down.
The various and sundry quotes beginning each chapter of Watership Down testify to Richard Adam’s breadth of literary knowledge. This line I especially enjoyed, though, as it alluded to a couplet little Benjamin Nix used to call out to me as he ran off to snatch my charmed Titania: “I go, I go; look how I go, / Swifter than arrow from Tartar’s bow” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream III.ii.101-102).
I want to be a fairy when I grow up.
Recognize this moon, circling the seventh planet from the Sun?
I’ll give you a few clues.
Oberon. More like An Earlywinter Night’s Tumblr Flood, amirite?
We get that you’re in a play. Jeez.
(In actuality I like your recent posts. I used Wikipedia to find this moon. Cheating?)
Hey, I might as well try to advertise the play a little bit. Why wouldn’t I, seeing as Shakespeare is only the greatest English playwrite of all time, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of his best works, and the fairies in the LRCA production are so ridiculously BAMF and Lost Boyish, a grim & giggly gang full of energy and surprises? So be there! Fellowship Bible Church: Friday @ 7:00, Saturday @ 3:30, Sunday @ 3:00.
By Grace Q., feat. Ben N. and Yours T.
Malcom Scott and Emily Boland