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Four hundred and two score years, and more! have passed
Since a babe was born and played in Warwick’s county.
No coddled son of noble folk, nor scholar.
Yet with what wit did he engage our minds, our hearts!

The nay-sayers would have him drown-ed in derision.
And those whose minds forever waver make no decision
When put to question. Some tilt for Marlowe; some for Bacon still!
All dead, they cannot plead their case.

Then make your wager – which poet drove the quill?
Marlowe? Bacon? Shakespeare? My purse remains with Will!

copyright D.J.Patmore, 2004

William Shakespeare
April 23(?), 1564 – April 23, 1616.


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

4 thoughts on “A SMALL TRIBUTE

  1. Very nice! I think he’d have been quite touched!


  2. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed.

    But thy eternal summer shall not fade
    Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
    Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.

    So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.



  3. long live St George!
    (it’s still the 23rd here!)


  4. rew…thankyou.

    isltv…aww! Not sure about the “more temperate” bit!

    ziggi…yes, indeed! The year the Pope axed George I wore red-and-white on his day. (It was a Man.U. shirt, but I made a big rosette with the cross and my friend wore a mail shirt and carried a sword!Sadly, we didn’t have a dragon…)


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