Thursday, February 15, 2007

Shakespeare - still quite good

This evening I finished reading Chance Witness, the memoirs of Matthew Parris, which is the most page turning political/media memoir I've ever encountered.
The prologue to the final chapter is a quote from Henry V which I don't remember reading before:
"A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop. a black beard will turn white, a curled pate will grow bald, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon: or rather, the sun and not the moon; for it shines bright, and never changes, but keeps his course truly."
Put the name "Kate" in any sentence and somehow it sings. And, to be fair, that's a bit more than a sentence.


  1. ...and putting the name "Dave" into any sentence makes you sound like Papa Lazarou. Nice blog, by the way, Mr.H. One day I must get around to reviving my music blog at

  2. Anonymous10:42 pm

    Yeah, it's all very well, but he's still a Tory...

  3. As were Disraeli, Churchill and, in all probability, Shakespeare..