Four centuries back Will tried to warn me, and I paid no attention.
Yes; responsibility is a very bill of laden,
Is it not? And the married
formerly merried man
is now much laden with
that he does now laid on with;
And the society - that which he desires
and that from which he is sired -
has many things to say that he must do
or else he is verily screwed
To toil and grin
and bring all labors in
or else - if a dram
or friend he sees
it all be the worst
for he will be damned.
The above lament's cry
Can be laid at my door, says I.
I 'twas never married; I had seen my brothers
And joining them was against my druthers
But now seein' each on round two
(especially the youngest) I say 'what'd I do?'
It ain't bein' married that your are to escape,
It's knowin' who to 'void enterin' that state.
Find the lass with sense for two
And there is no reason
to avoid 'I do'.
I once said and it's worth repeating: The definition of shrewd: 'Tis the epitaph of a man who was married to a shrew.
~English is the most AWESOMEST language ever!
jewel - ain't that the truth!
And Mr. Shakespeare and Mr. Wodehouse were able to make the words...just...dance.
I've never seen that passage before. What play was it from? It truly has to be read aloud to appreciate the full brilliance of the words and their placement.
The way it rolls off the tongue is just ... brilliant! How come we never got to see the fun parts of the Bard while I was in school? We only got the boring parts.
(and it reminds me of this song from the Clancy Brothers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJsAYO4EB3w 3:31)
That passage is found only in the Vanderleun Shakespearian Folio, a new edition.
CONGRATS ON YOUR IMPENDING NUPTIALS!
doesn't "impending nuptials" sound like a genital abnormality?
Yes, that's what I've concluded as well: the man is going madly off to be merrily married! Congrats!
What foil and flap do commence
From tidings ill-founded upon a whimsy;
That married state should hound a man
Unwilling, to shelter unfitting.
What fools compel Shylock
Upon a perilous bargain;
Whilst our Lords snap their jaws vainly
At man alone, content with his crust.
For what it is worth, Mrs. Utah read my above little tidbit from over my shoulder and after I explained my suspicion she exclaimed "...SMILES??? There is such a thing as too subtle by twice, Mr. Utah, and you are doing it!"
We talk strange here in Utah. And we have a thing for Green Jello. It's all good.
With 35 bucks and quite harried,
The JP pronounced us both married.
To have gone and eloped
Didn't mean we were dopes
But the landlord would not let us tarry.
(true story of our marriage set badly to rhyme)
I don't remember who said this, "The best thing about getting a new mistress, is getting rid of the old one." Well worth saying again.
Yep. Marriage sucks. It's no walk in the park for wives either. But it wasn't my idea.
I could use your reader's lawyer. Hell, we all could. Can't say we weren't warned, huh? But love is fucking blind.
All this brings to mind the words of Steely Dan's
Well, after all is said and done, what was said or done, Gerard? Gerard?
It only works...to be followed by a bear..
Makes me wonder how my wife and I have managed to make forty years; and are looking forward to forty more.
35 years next Monday. You would think the Governor would give me a pardon. No such luck. Sigh.
My pastor likes to say, "Marriage is like flies on a screen door. The ones one the outside want in, and the ones on the inside want out."
"But mark me well, my Fool - once married,
maids are no more maids but wives."