The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0686 Tuesday, 12 April 2005
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Subject: Quotation Appropriate to Wedding Toast
In a month, my older daughter Melissa is to wed. I've been thinking
since she was a small girl of an appropriate Shakespearean quotation for
my wedding toast to her and her mate.
Twenty-five years ago, when I first learned that Kathy was pregnant, I
thought that if we had a boy I should name him "Short-Order"; a girl,
Another girl's name that I considered was Miranda. And perhaps for that
reason I have been considering Prospero's
Have given you here a third of mine own life,
Or that for which I live; who once again
I tender to thy hand.
(The Tempest 4.1.2-5)
But I am not committed to this choice and even wonder if it might be a
tad too paternalistic.
I would welcome any private thoughts or suggestions.
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