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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Let's get some good banter going about act 1.


message 2: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) I love this quote about how deceitful appearances can be:

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

LaLaLa Laura wrote: "I love this quote about how deceitful appearances can be:

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do w..."


Awesome line. That quote is used a lot. Well the first part any way.


message 4: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) Steven wrote: "LaLaLa Laura wrote: "I love this quote about how deceitful appearances can be:

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to beh..."


Yes, I'm learning from this group just how many of our "cliches" actually come from Shakespeare!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

LaLaLa Laura wrote: "Steven wrote: "LaLaLa Laura wrote: "I love this quote about how deceitful appearances can be:

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my..."


He was an amazing writer. Did you know he invented the word bump?


message 6: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) no I didn't!


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

LaLaLa Laura wrote: "no I didn't!"

yep He did.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

" Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:
Some that will evermore peep through their eyes
And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper,
And other of such vinegar aspect
That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile"



message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Mal wrote: "" Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:
Some that will evermore peep through their eyes
And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper,
And other of such vinegar aspect
That they'll not sh..."


Beautiful. Thanks Mal


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