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Tuesday
Jul162013

Episode 36: Poet Schmoet! You Don't Need Praise

Good 'ol Will Shakespeare found a way to make his rival poet look silly in SONNET 83 for laying too much praise on their shared love.  Listen in and found out how!  Also, Old Words New is back with a tasty revival!

Old Word New: kickshaw - triviality, trifle, worthless distraction; fancy dish/food

 1609 QUARTO                                                                    ACTING CLUES VERSION

I Never saw that you did painting need,                              I Never saw that you did painting need,

And therefore to your faire no painting set,                        And therefore to your fair no painting set,

I found (or thought I found) you did exceed,                      I found (or thought I found) you did exceed,

The barren tender of a Poets debt:                                      The barren tender of a Poets debt:

And therefore have I slept in your report,                           And therefore have I slept in your report,

That you your selfe being extant well might show,             That you yourself being extant well might show,

How farre a moderne quill doth come to short,                    How far a modern quill doth come too short,

Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow,               Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow,

This silence for my sinne you did impute,                            This silence for my sin you did impute,

Which shall be most my glory being dombe,                       Which shall be most my glory being dumb,

For I impaire not beautie being mute                                    For I impair not beauty being mute

When others would give life, and bring a tombe.                 When others would give life, and bring a tomb.

      There live more life in one of your faire eyes,                         There live more life in one of your fair eyes,                    

     Then both your Poets can in praise devise.                               Then both your Poets can in praise devise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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