Tuesday, July 28, 2009


T. K. Roxborogh, a New Zealand teacher and lover of Shakespeare, has written a YA novel, Banquo's Son, a sequel to Macbeth.


You can find out more about the book and join in on a discussion about it at http://banquosson.blogspot.com/ and more about Tania here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quotes Mistakenly Attributed to Shakespeare

  • Oh what a tangled web we weaveWhen first we practice to deceive. - Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
  • No man is an island. - John Donne (The Bait, 1624)
  • Come live with me and be my love. - Marlowe (Passionate Shepherd to his Love, 1599)
  • For you suffer fools gladly, seeing yourself as wise. - II Corinthians 11:19.
  • Remember, that time is money. - Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748)
  • For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. - Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack)
  • Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve (The Mourning Bride, 1.1)
  • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. - William Congreve (The Mourning Bride, 3.8)
  • I am the master of my fateI am the captain of my soul. - William Ernest Henley (Invictus, 1875)
  • How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850)
  • So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost; Evil be thou my Good. - John Milton (Paradise Lost, bk.iv,1.108, 1667)
  • War is the trade of kings. - John Dryden (King Arthur, II.ii, 1691)
  • It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. -- Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities, 1859)
  • These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul. -- Guillaume Du Bartas (Divine Weekes and Workes, Sixth Day)