The Greatest Mystery of All

The greatest mystery is having a Monday Mystery….show up on Tuesday.

These words are actually the first words spoken in this play.  So if you are not sure from which play it is, it is as simple as reading the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays.  Just as a warning…there are 37 of them you may have to go through…

So here it is:

Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,

Live register’d upon our brazen tombs

And then grace us in the disgrace of death;

Let the search begin!

Comments ( 3 )
  1. WIthout looking it up…

    The play is Love’s Labour’s Lost.

    The speaker is the Duke.

    The next line is “When spite of cormorant devouring time”

  2. Okay, looked it up. The speaker is the King, not the Duke.

    You’d think that would be an easier get than the next line, but I guess I’m a bigger fan of the speech than I am of the play.

  3. shakespeareinaction Post author

    Well Done, Bill! You are correct on both counts. It is the King at the start of Love’s Labours Lost. Check in again next week for the new Mystery!

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