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Carpe Diem by William Shakespeare


The Clown, singing


O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love’s coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting—
Every wise man’s son doth know.



What is love? ’tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,—
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth’s a stuff will not endure.


~ From Twelfth Night, Act II Scene 3


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  1. I love your postings of classic prose...I admit I am not familiar with the great Shakespeare's writings so I hope to read more in your snippets ♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/cloud-a-scope/

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  2. Great creative post - and have a great weekend too!

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  3. Twelfth Night is one of my favorites. Loved the movie adaptation, too.

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  4. I don't know a lot of Shakespeare either, but enjoyed your post.

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  5. Such a great post! Have a great week :)

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  6. "In delay there lies no plenty"

    I love that line.

    This was a really clever and enlightening link for the letter C.

    I forgot I ever even knew this poem!

    Thank you!

    A+

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