Saturday, April 2, 2011

Parallel - Busy when Alone

First, Shake-Speare:

I, measuring his affections by my own,
Which most are busied when they're most alone.
Romeo And Juliet Q.1, 1.1.124-5

Bacon: His Majesty is never less alone than when he is alone.
Letter to Villiers

Comment: A very similar paradox, probably based on a dictum by Publius Scipio
-See The Tempest 3.1.15 and the Arden footnote where Ferdinand is more refreshed
the more he works while thinking of Miranda

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