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Your daily dose of the Bard.

From the 1609 Quarto.

From the 1609 Quarto.

“Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid,
My verse alone had all thy gentle grace;
But now my gracious numbers are decay’d,
And my sick Muse doth give an other place.
I grant, sweet love, thy lovely argument
Deserves the travail of a worthier pen;
Yet what of thee thy poet doth invent
He robs thee of, and pays it thee again.
He lends thee virtue, and he stole that word
From thy behaviour; beauty doth he give,
And found it in thy cheek: he can afford
No praise to thee, but what in thee doth live.
Then thank him not for that which he doth say,
Since what he owes thee, thou thyself dost pay.”

—   Willliam Shakespeare, Sonnet No. 79
snezydna:

Played around with Photoshop to achieve this dramatic looking HDR effect. Photo taken (as always) by Me.

snezydna:

Played around with Photoshop to achieve this dramatic looking HDR effect. Photo taken (as always) by Me.

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A-daisy: Michael Fassbender to star in Macbeth

filmfilmfilmfilms:

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set to make its way onto our screens in the not too distant future, with the title role set to be occupied by none other than Michael Fassbender.

Following in the footsteps of his X-Men co-star James McAvoy (currently playing the role on…

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“I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more is none.”

—   Macbeth — William Shakespeare (via isthequestiontheanswer)
artsandcrafts28:

Arthur Hughes - “Ophelia”
1863-71

artsandcrafts28:

Arthur Hughes - “Ophelia”

1863-71

“Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not ‘seems.’
‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,
Nor customary suits of solemn black,
Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,
No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,
Nor the dejected ‘havior of the visage,
Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,
That can denote me truly: these indeed seem,
For they are actions that a man might play:
But I have that within which passeth show;
These but the trappings and the suits of woe.”

—    Hamlet, William Shakespeare (via kelseywanderer)

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polymathically:

“To build, or not to build…that’s not a hard question at all!”
Best LEGO minifigure EVER. 

polymathically:

“To build, or not to build…that’s not a hard question at all!”

Best LEGO minifigure EVER. 

dipthatpen:

British World War I recruitment poster
London, Parliamentary Recruitment Committee, 1915.

dipthatpen:

British World War I recruitment poster

London, Parliamentary Recruitment Committee, 1915.