"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

23 April 2016

Happy birthday, Shakespeare.

Taylor, The Chandos Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1610

It is thought that William Shakespeare may have been born on this day in 1564.

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact

William Shakespeare, from A Midsummer Night's Dream

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