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Sometimes things don't go after all, from bad to worse...

Posted by Word Camel on April 24, 2004

In Reply to: Thanks Word Camel posted by ESC on April 24, 2004

: : : Here's a link to a review of several books that look at Shakespeare's impact impact on the language. The books look good - though Brush up Your Shakespeare has been around for - and the article makes mention of a number of phrases we've discussed here. I'm not sure we attributed them all to Willam though.

: : : Best,

: : : Camel

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: : Thanks, on a personal level, I'd love to see more sites like these, so any similar offerings would be gratefully received (by me anyway).

: I, too, am grateful. But after reading the article, I couldn't access the site a second time so I could paste the address in my reply. So I didn't. And now the page is gone. Life is like that sometimes.

Sometimes things don't go at all,
from bad to worse. Some years muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives;the crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

Sheena Pugh (b.1950)

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