Post by ARTHUR KELLY on Jun 20, 2009 10:41:28 GMT -5
William Shakespear 1564 - 1616
Countless great words, through ages, since scribed, And all manner of invention have passed; But your fine prose, still by all, imbibed, By many nations, bridging oceans vast. Such are those words, enactments abiding, With quotes, of now infamous magnitude; The enrichment of your art providing, To our now, world-weary multitude. Poorer our lives, if it were without you, And the children, to never discover; But your verse outlives our flesh thereunto, Awaiting new eras to uncover. We have conquered great depths and heights at will, Still we return to your candlelit quill.
This was wonderful, you have a great talent my friend, I rather wish i had written that. Funnily enough I have traced my ancestry back to this time (with i admit a couple of gaps) but it turns out William is a traditional Christian name for the first born in a Harborne family and in my case goes back as far as i can so far check. The amazing thing is a William Harborne was appointed by Elizabeth the 1st as ambassador to Turkey and worked with wallsingham as a spy to throw a spanner in the works of the Spanish and French who were hogging the trade in rare spices and silks coming through Turkey. i mention this because William Harborne would certainly have attended Shakespeare's plays and might have been a drinking buddy of his lol. I don't expect you to believe me so just Google my name and be very impressed lol. According to a book (William Harborne and the trade with Turkey by professor Skilliter head of Turkish studies at Cambridge university) which I have, William Harborne was charged by Queen Elizabeth to persuade the sultan to engage the Spanish and French ships in battle thus tying down a large proportion of their fleets and making the Armada smaller than it might otherwise have been. professor Skilliter claims William Harbornes contribution to defeating the Armada was in fact greater than Sir Walter Rallies. William Harborne also married Elizabeth Drury who founded the Drury Lane theatre which also points to a theatrical connection and the likelihood of a connection between the bard himself. Good eh?
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2009 11:04:34 GMT -5 by Dr Fogg
The selfish poet
Little poet starts to cry I have no replies, oh why, oh why To get replies you have to give em On others work, then your forgiven.