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Elizabeth I is pleased by Ralegh’s elegy “The Ocean, to Cynthia”.

12 January 2019

So Elizabeth I is pleased by her read of “The Ocean, to Cynthia”. She gets what Raleigh is trying to say to her. His way of making apology for the glitch of him secretly...

Shakespeare’s As You Like It as compare to Hamlet

9 January 2019

Looking at Shakespeare’s comic spin on “it” that is in an understanding of “As You Like It” as a compare to a tragic spin on it in “Hamlet”....

Two Ways Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” breathed abroad is “more agreeable” as in compare.

5 January 2019

In the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark when Ophelia is scorned by Hamlet she sees that force that Phebe says does not exist: “O woe is me to have seen what I have seen, to see...

No one provokes me with impunity – the motto of the Order of the Thistle

4 January 2019

No one provokes me with impunity In Shakespeare’s sonnet 81: Your name from hence immortal life shall have, Though I, once gone, to all the world must die; The earth can yield...