Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekend Quote 20: Richard III

“O momentary grace of mortal men,
Which we more hunt for than the grace of God!
Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks,
Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast,
Ready, with every nod, to tumble down
Into the fatal bowels of the deep.”

It’s Lord Hastings’ lamentation just before he was executed by the order of Richard III. He condemns men who only hunt mortal virtues rather than God’s wisdom; for their lives would be so vulnerable, that very little obstacles or crisis would draw them down.

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  1. Reading R3 is almost frustrating because it's all killing and killing and killing. :D

    1. Really? I liked Richard III, in fact it's become one of my favorite Shakespeare so far. Seems our taste are quite differnent :)


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