Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Belated Lamentation

I lament the untimely death of Christopher Marlowe, the 2Pac of his time--murdered under mysterious circumstances. Rumors persist to this day that he indeed did not die with a knife through his eye socket, but merely faked his death and continued his career as William Shakespeare.

But, alas, I think that he died in that tavern, the victim of a drunken quarrel (and 2Pac died as well, the victim of the culture that made him rich and famous).

The following quotations are Marlow's.

"O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. "

" I'm armed with more than complete steel, - The justice of my quarrel."

"While money doesn't buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position."

"Above our life we love a steadfast friend."

Our swords shall play the orators for us."

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"

Accursed be he that first invented war."

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum? "--in reference to Helen of Troy

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be. "

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