Amazing - until now I'd always thought that quote came from Shakespeare, but apparently so did a lot of others ...
Me too, but I’ve got the Oxford Compendium Concise Dictionary on CD-Rom with a “Quotations” section. Very handy.
and me having read "Marmion" at school in English Lit., but then, I was only about 13, and the epic poem bored the entire class to death.
What really fascinates me about “Marmion” is that I’m an ardent lover of Jane Austen and have all her books on my Ipod and listen to them continually, and she quotes Scott, (and Gray .. incorrectly !! which I cannot believe !! “and wastes its FRAGRANCE instead of SWEEETNESS on the desert air” .. bit of a sad poem that one, as well as being amazingly Socialist, 100 years before Marx and 150 years before George Bernard Shaw) but was writing herself at the same time as he was writing Marmion in 1808.
George, I can relate to the betrayal bit. Not quite as dramatic,
You ain’t seen nuthin yet!!
but I remember how I felt two years into our marriage when I discovered a pile of very explicit porny mags stuffed under the bed - the marital bed! Not only could hubby at least have had the decency to put them somewhere else, but when I confronted him about them, he said they turned him on and why couldn't I ..., etc, etc.
Anyway, the downward spiral had already begun and we separated 18 months later.
I then started having a relationship with one of his friends who lived close by, although that was fairly short-lived because his (ahem) willie was so big intercourse was painful and he seemed to take forever to come ...
Hmmm. I can’t help thinking that there must have been a bit more to it than that.