Fame MY moving hand doth
write With my biro pen upon The pages of my notebook Where I write my dreams upon I dreamt that I was famous All races knew my name My name would be evermore Etched in the hall of fame But when the dream was over Doubts began to assail me Would I go to my grave And the limelight never see?
its beauteous ray Aught of joy or hope foretell?
"Every word doth
almost tell my name"; the authorship of Shakespeare's sonnets.
The White Queen BBC1, 9pm Lizzie (Rebecca Ferguson) doth
get her hands on the family jewels.
It's from, As You Like It, and the Bard wrote: "The fool doth
think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" (Act V, Scene 1).
The city''s wall is jasper The streets are all of gold The foundations there have precious stones Twelve fruits doth
bear the tree of life With healing power it grows.
Leaving aside the lack of bloodshed (indeed, the prohibition on shedding blood is the critical twist in the denouement of the play - "This bond doth
give thee here no jot of blood"), the play is set in Venice.
THE face-filling, self-promoting, stupidly wealthy lady doth
protest too much.
Methinks the lady doth
protest too much, and I like to think she's actually a closet prude who loves nothing more than a night in, curled up on the sofa in her PJs playing a game of Scrabble.
And yet it came to pass also, that the translators of the King James Bible were learned in the Hebrew tongue, wherein the narrative past tense (the 'waw consecutive') doth
oft begin a new sentence with the equivalent word.
"At Halifax, the law so sharp doth
deal, That whoso more than 13 Pence doth
steal, They have a jyn that wondrous quick and well, Sends thieves all headless unto Heav'n or Hell."
For as it was written, the Army of the Petraeus doth
everywhere smite the infidel and so promoteth democracy with the selfsame smiting!