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Argon



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Unexpected Spaniel Observations Reply with quote

I was minding my own business at a drama class this evening when a spaniel imposed itself on me from a most unexpected quarter:

In 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', William Shakespeare wrote:
Helena:

And even for that do I love you the more.
I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:
Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you.
What worser place can I beg in your love --
And yet a place of high respect with me --
Than to be used as you use your dog?


I trust that I won't get Bard from this forum for mentioning it. Razz

I propose that this thread be adopted for recording other reports of USOs.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you will find that Mr Hugo Rune inspired many of Will's plays. I have an original copy of 12th Night, in Shakespeare"s own hand with a dedication to Mr Rune on the front page.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also from Billy Shakespeare, namely 'Anthony and Cleoptra'

Quote:

Hath sold me to this novice and my heart
Makes only wars on thee Bid them all fly
For when I am reveng’d upon my charm,
I have done all Bid them all fly be gone
O sun thy uprise shall I see no more:
Fortune and Antony part here; even here
Do we shake hands All come to this
The hearts That spaniel’d me at heels 7 to whom I gave


Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Major conspiracy alert?
his makes the DaVinci Code look like a piece of crap!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

olliecollie wrote:
This makes the DaVinci Code look like a piece of crap!!!


That would be a great tag-line for next book, Robert! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robertrankin wrote:
I think you will find that Mr Hugo Rune inspired many of Will's plays. I have an original copy of 12th Night, in Shakespeare"s own hand with a dedication to Mr Rune on the front page.


By the time he got to Twelfth Night the Nights Trilogy(now in 12 parts) was beginning to wear a bit thin, 1st Night was good and the running gags between the even numbered 'Nights' are great, my favourite is 2nd night where we first see the magic quince.

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Argon



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robertrankin wrote:
I think you will find that Mr Hugo Rune inspired many of Will's plays. I have an original copy of 12th Night, in Shakespeare"s own hand with a dedication to Mr Rune on the front page.

Many thanks for the heads-up. This explains a great deal.

I have just discovered in our kitchen a tiny (two-inch long) nodding toy spaniel which my wife informs me was given to us by my grandmother many years ago, apparently as the totem of some advertising campaign.

I have only a hazy recollection of these facts, but it seems significant to me that the micro-spaniel has chosen this moment to re-appear. Is it some kind of omen or a portent of doom?
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A Random Me


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eaten by spaniels, what a way to go...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a well known fact to those who know it well that spanials act in a similar way as balloons when rubbed up and down your arm.static will stick them to ceilings and walls.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23297854@N04/2227613973/

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