The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1489 Wednesday 25 August 1999.
Date: Tuesday, 24 Aug 1999 16:39:05 EDT
Subject: Also, the sun rises
Shakespeare had numerous ways of saying "The sun is rising", or "Dawn
is breaking", all of them in beautiful, poetic language. In Hamlet, Act
1, Scene 1, (Horatio) But see, the dawn in russet mantle clad,/Walks
o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill.
In Romeo and Juliet, also Act 1, Scene 1, (Benvolio) ...An hour before
the worshipp'd sun/Peer'd forth the golden window of the east .....
In Much Ado About Nothing, Act V, Scene 3, (Don Pedro) ... and look, the
gentle day,/ Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about,/ Dapples the
drowsy east with spots of grey.
I feel that Shakespeare must have described the day dawning, or the sun
rising, with other metaphors as beautifully musical as these. What are
they, and where are they?