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Oh, lusty gentlemen --- Borderline Shakespeare -- By John W. King (reposted)

Still grappling with Shakespeare, we decided to repost this lovely contribution by inhouse author John W. King (all lines are from the bard, from his play Romeo and Julia):


Me, they shall feel...

...while I am able to stand.
I am a pretty piece of flesh.

Fear me not!
I bite my thumb, sir.

I serve as good a man as you.

Rebellious subjects...

...enemies of peace.

You men, you beasts!



Oh...

...where is Romeo?

Throw your mistempered weapons...

...to the ground.

Towards him I made, but he was ware of me.


See where he comes.

So please you, step aside.

Come madam...

...let's away.

Verona brags of him.

Good morning cousin...

...is the day so young?

I love be rough with you...

...be rough with love.

The dreamers often lie.

In bed asleep...

...while they do dream things true.
And then...

...they dream of love.

Show a fair presence.

Thy talkst of nothing

Oh, lusty gentlemen

I have seen the day...

Kinsman!

...that I have worn a visor.

Why, ho now.






John W. King teaches forensics and negotiation at San Francisco State University. He's infamous as the co-founder of the Verse Repair and Reconstruction Movement.

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