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Glisters! Glisters!

Posted by Henry on September 22, 2003

In Reply to: Glisters! Glisters! posted by R. Berg on September 19, 2003

: : : I prefer the reverse: All that is gold does not glitter
: : : ,every silver lining has a cloud, MY FAV: when one door closes another door shuts. Now is the millisecond between the past and the future but its all you've got.

: : From Shakespeare's 'Merchant Of Venice' Act II scene 7: The Prince chooses the gold casket with the inscription, "Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire." As he opens the casket, he finds a skeleton's head with a message in its eye socket. It reads, "All that glistens is not gold.

: Glisters! Glisters!

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

-- J.R.R. Tolkien (from 'The Lord of the Rings')