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Gretchen Rubin

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In Honor of Shakespeare’s Birthday: My Favorite Shakespeare Passage.

April 23rd, 2016

Episode 255 of 399 episodes

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday! (At least, according to tradition.) So, in honor of the day, here’s my favorite Shakespeare passage, from Antony and Cleopatra, when Cleopatra is mourning the dead Antony: For his bounty, There was no winter in’t; an autumn ’twas That grew the more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like; they show’d his back above The element they lived in: in his livery Walk’d crowns and crownets; realms and islands were As plates dropp’d from his pocket. (V.2.79) In this three-minute podcast, A Little Happier, I talk about why I love this passage: Enthusiasm is the best teacher. Listen here. What’s your favorite line or passage from Shakespeare? There are so many. The post In Honor of Shakespeare’s Birthday: My Favorite Shakespeare Passage. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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