Monday Mystery

Without further ado, today’s mystery quote is…

If then true lovers have ever been cross’d
It stands as an edict in destiny:
Then let us teach our trial patience,
Because it is a customary cross,
As due to love as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs,
Wishes and tears, poor fancy’s followers.

Good day to you all,

I hope you’ve all had a good start to the week!

Sorry it’s a little late in the day, but I had to dash out to the library to take advantage of their free wireless (don’t you just love the library? It’s good for so many things these days).

Now, I love mysteries but I am not the best at creating them. So to make sure that today’s mystery was truly… mysterious, I pulled out my copy of Shakespeare’s Comedies (printed about 100 years ago- not to brag, I just love that it’s doubly historical) and flipped through to a random page.

Without further ado, today’s mystery quote is…

If then true lovers have ever been cross’d
It stands as an edict in destiny:
Then let us teach our trial patience,
Because it is a customary cross,
As due to love as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs,
Wishes and tears, poor fancy’s followers.

By the way, in case you didn’t catch the earlier hint, it’s from a comedy.

Enjoy your sleuthing!

Comments ( 2 )
  1. MND Act 1. Scene 1 I think? Lysander to Hermia.

  2. shakespeareinaction Post author

    Close! It was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene i but it was Hermia speaking to Lysander.
    Don’t worry though, you’d still get a gold star if I could give you one.

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