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There is a tide in the affairs of men . . .

Discussion in 'Personal' started by doomzebra, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Which, taken at the flood, fills your wellies with kelp

  2. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    Sometimes that is preferable to the alternatives.

  3. I was pondering recently what a bloody mess I've made of my life.
    'Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.' Complete with kelp!
    Sums it up really.

    (Oh I do love a bit of Shakespeare!)
  4. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    He did have a way with words

    He also was capable of producing the most unmitigated tripe as well

  5. Do you think so?
    I only seem to recall, or look-up the good bits then!
    Have you got an example of a 'tripey' bit? Just so I know!

  6. thebigonion

    thebigonion New commenter

    Far from the sea, but still overwhelmed with vegetal difficulties
    Midway through my journey of this life
    I found myself entangled in a dark wood,
    And much as I tried, could not find the right way
    - a bit of a paraphrase of Dante
  7. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    But what about Tennyson's perspective?

    Yet all experience is an arch/wherethrough gleams that untravelled world/ whose margins fade for ever and forever/ When I move
  8. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Having played second gaoler in Cymbeline I got to help escort Posthumus
    Leonatus into prison and delivered my one line of "Ay, or a stomach" and then vanished from stage, never to return - what a monumental waste of time - first gaoler could easily have delivered the line.
  9. But if it was in a film, or TV, you would have been paid extra for delivering a line............
    ......perhap (s) The Globe had a similar arrangement!

  10. Thebigonion and Gardening Leaves:
    Wonderful quotes both.
    (I can see I am about to be outclassed! Danté! Tennyson!)

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