Ah, Fumm, Romeo and Juliet is a much nicer way to start off Shakespeare. My seventh grade teacher had us read Titus Andronicus and I’ve never felt the same way about pie ever since. Yuck.
Yeah for Borders and Shakespeare and Michael Scott! Sparticle, buy the Arden editions, they are the best. Or at least I think they are the best, but not the comprehensive Arden. That is no help at all. Well never mind they’re all good. But for now we can read Shakespeare on line, just without footnotes.
So here we go again:
(From The Alchemyst)
There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy (Act 1 scene 5, lines 165-167)
*I like this quote because it is like a harbinger of all the things to come, and I know all of these quotes are like that we just have to figure them out!
(Back to Shakespeare’s quote in the junk yard)
As You Like It II.i. it mentions the toads:
"Sweet are the uses of adversity; which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head."
Plus in A Midsummer Nights Dream screech owls are mentioned, but in 2Henry Act 1 scene 4 Shakespeare mentions screech owls and ban-dogs! So Ban dogs are dogs chained up, either to guard a house or because of their ferosity! This reminds me Palamedes “guard dogs”.
Well I threw in the Hamlet, but these are basically just the creature quotes MS mentioned we might get some clues from, but like Fumm said there is Puck’s “Lord what fools these mortals be”, and the Weird Sisters “When shall we three meet again?” From MacBeth... But I think we’d need to go back into the books to look for those, and any clues they might hold. I was just basically focusing on that small quote where we know some hints are. Thoughts?