NAMES MAKE IT OR MAR IT (Post No.6221)

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Date: 22 March 2019


GMT Time uploaded in London – 8-03 am

Post No. 6221

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Boyer, a French dramatic author, had been fifty years writing without success. That he might prove whether his condemnation was not on account of the prejudice of the critics, he gave it to be understood that the new tragedy of Agamemnon was the production of a young man lately arrived in Paris . The piece was received with great applause even by Racine himself, who was the great scourge of Boyer. The next night the tragedy was hissed, Boyer having made it known that he was the author.
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ASK YOUR FIELD MARSHAL TO SING!


Catherine II was treating her court to concerts by Caterina Gabrielli, the celebrated Italian soprano. The Empress had asked the artist to come to St Peterborough without stating any definitive price. Gabrielli determined, however, that a royal patron should be royally charged; and when at the end of the season Catherine inquired of her entertainer what she was to be paid for her singing, she replied,
‘Five thousand ducats’
‘Five thousand ducats!’ The Empress exclaimed.
‘Why not one of my field marshals is paid as much as that’.
‘Well, then’, retorted Gabrielli like a flash,
‘Your Majesty had better get one of your field marshals to sing for you’.

Caterina


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IF YOU MURDER, IT WILL HAUNT YOU!


Samuel Foote once asked a man why he forever sang one tune.
‘Because it haunts me’, replied the other.
‘No wonder’, said Foote,
‘You continually murder it.’

Michael Foote


XxxxSUBHAM XXX

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2 Comments

  1. Rama Nanjappa

     /  March 22, 2019

    Does murder haunt? Yes, especially if the murderer is not a habitual one. Shakespeare describes it very well in Macbeth. Macbeth commits one murder, out of ambition, egged on by Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was a great warrior, not murderer and he could not get over the fact. The murder haunted him, he feared darkness, heard voices, and could not sleep.

    MACBETH
    35Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more!
    Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep,
    Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care,
    The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath,
    Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
    40Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

    Still it cried, “Sleep no more!” to all the house.
    “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor
    Shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more.”

  2. Good one. Thanks.

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