Friday, April 1, 2011

A-Z: Anthropophagi

I spake of most disastrous chances,
Of moving accidents by flood and field
Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach,
Of being taken by the insolent foe
And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence
And portance in my travels' history:
Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle,
Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heaven
It was my hint to speak, — such was the process;
And of the Cannibals that each other eat,
The Anthropophagi and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders.

— Shakespeare, Othello, Act 1. Scene III

(Complete original text can be found at Wikisource)

10 comments:

  1. The games have officially begun and I loved how creative you chose to be! This is going to be a very fun month!

    I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z challenge! It's going to be a ton of fun!!! I'm a co-host, should you need anything don't hesitate to ask!!! I do hope you'll stop by my neck of the woods and say hello! We'll also be having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we'll be at #atozchallenge)!

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  2. Greetings. You have a lot of cool pictures up. I love Shakespeare, who doesn't. Nice to meet you.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  3. Hello there- I enjoyed the read- I'll be studying shakespeare next fall in college. Thanks for posting!

    http://summersvoice.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice post. Per Porky's suggestion, we've added you to the list at Old School Heretic.

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  5. Inspired. This is going to be a great month.

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  6. Creative way to start the month! Nice job!

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  7. I'm so embarrassed that I've never read Othello. Really must fix that.

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  8. Some nice shakespeare my man, Anthropophagi......what a great word.

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  9. Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge! I’m blogging at:
    http://www.writewrongorindifferent.com/
    http://marieannesmissives.blogspot.com/
    http://gallongarden.blogspot.com/
    http://macrochet.blogspot.com/

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  10. All: Hello! Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by!

    NetherWerks and Porky: Cool! Thanks! That's awesome!

    Lurker: Unfortunately it's the only 50-cent word I know -- the rest of the alphabet will just be downhill from here... :)

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