Blank Verse · British Culture · Classic · Drama · Dramaturgy · English Literature · Excerpt · Passage · Play · Renaissance · Theatre · Tragedy

William Shakespeare

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And… Continue reading William Shakespeare

Rate this:

Blank Verse · British Culture · Classic · Drama · Dramaturgy · Elizabethan · English Literature · Excerpt · Passage · Pastoral Comedy · Play · Renaissance · Theatre

William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. — William Shakespeare, As You Like It. Act II Scene… Continue reading William Shakespeare

Rate this:

Classic · Excerpt · History · Italian Culture · Italian Literature · Non-fiction · Paraphrase · Passage · Philosophy · Politics · Quote · Renaissance · Renaissance Philosophy

Niccolò Machiavelli

What remains to be done must be done by you; since in order not to deprive us of our free will and such share of glory as belongs to us, God will not do everything himself. ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince. (Dante University of America Press; 2nd edition, May 15, 2003)

Rate this: