The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2027 Wednesday, 22 August 2001
From: Vick Bennison <
Date: Tuesday, 21 Aug 2001 16:18:31 EDT
Subject: 12.2001 Re: Funeral Elegy
Comment: Re: SHK 12.2001 Re: Funeral Elegy
But sure, I'll play the pointless game. I've added quotes from
Shakespeare's works. For some I found better parallels than others and
included more when no single one was much of a match. - Vick
Elegy: by seeming reason underpropped
CBS: which life, death underprops
Sh: Which of them both should underprop her fame
Elegy: Now runs the method of this doleful song
CBS: Set then the tenor of thy doleful song
Sh: Here's one to a very doleful tune,
Sh: Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death,
Elegy: a rock of friendship figured in his name
CBS: a rock of torment, which affliction bears
Sh: yet my duty, as doth a rock against the
Sh: The worthy fellow is our general: he's the rock, the
oak not to be wind-shaken.
Sh: Hath hurt me more than had he killed me dead:
For now I stand as one upon a rock
Environed with a wilderness of sea,
Elegy: That lives encompassed in a mortal frame
CBS: For whiles encompassed in a fleshly frame
Sh: Some bloody passion shakes your very frame
Sh: this composed wonder of your frame
Sh: Be my last breathing in this mortal world!
Sh: Thou hadst but power over his mortal body
Sh: When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Sh: in the body of this fleshly land
Elegy: Unhappy matter of a mourning style
CBS: The happy matter of a moving style
Sh: it is a hard matter for friends to meet
Sh: doleful matter merrily set down
Sh: such vile matter So fairly bound
Sh: This something-settled matter in his heart
Sh: And pick strong matter of revolt and wrath
Sh: the action of her familiar style
Sh: soon won with moving words
Elegy: So in his mischiefs is the world accurs'd:
It picks out matter to inform the worst.
CBS: For so is prone mortality accursed,
As still it strives to plot and work the worst
Sh: And take thou this!' O thoughts of men accursed!
Past and to come seems best; things present worst.
Elegy: But tasted of the sour-bitter scourge,
Of torture and affliction
CBS: Drew comfort from the sour-bitter gall,
Of his afflictions
Sh: Heart's discontent and sour affliction
Sh: Gall! bitter.
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