Saturday, April 2, 2011

Parallel - Words of Dying Men

First, Shake-Speare:

        The tongues of dying men
Enforce attention like deep harmony.
Richard II, 2.1.5-6

"The words which men speak at their deaths, like the song of the dying swan, have a wonderful effect upon men's minds."
Bacon in The Wisdom of the Ancients

Comment: In both passages the words of dying men are effective and like music.

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