22 August 2013

Men of Such Constancy

I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be every thing and their intent every where; for that's it that always makes a good voyage of nothing.

Twelfth Night (the clown's assessment of the duke)

(The Duke is in fact inconstant in his decadent whimsy and his melancholy is self-indulgent and always in search of an object to express it upon.)

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