Sunday, May 1, 2011

Promus - 25 Romeo and Juliet - wings of morning

Part 2 - Parallels between Bacon's Promus and Romeo and Juliet
(with special emphasis on Promus Folio 112)

Part 2S

R&J  Act 3.2.17-19

(Juliet not yet aware of the fight or of Romeo's banishment, yearns for Romeo's arrival to consummate the marriage):

"Come night, come Romeo, come thou day in night,
For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night
Whiter than new snow upon a raven's back".

From Bacon's Promus entry 1209 (Folio 112):

"the wings of the morning"


R&J  Act 3.2.90-91

(The Nurse breaks the news to Juliet that Romeo has killed Tybalt and been banished):

Nurse:   Shame come to Romeo.
Juliet:               Blister'd be thy tongue
             For such a wish.

Bacon's Promus entry 1541 (Folio 131):

"Bonnes paroles n'excorche pas la longue" ["Good words do not chafe the tongue"]

(Note: Compare Macbeth 4.3.12: "Whose sole name blisters our tongue"; Love's Labours Lost 5.2.335: "A blister on his sweet tongue"; Timon Of Athens 5.1.131-2: "Speak and be hanged/ For every true word a blister! And each false/ Be as a caut'rising to the roots of the tongue,")

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