It [the letter] gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence. It made me tingle with enthusiasm. This was the unbounded power of eloquence—of words—of burning noble words.” – Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”
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Beneath these weathered editions is a timeless element.
The fantasy genre as we know it would transcend cultures.
“Why I do trifle thus with his despair is done to cure it” – The History of King Lear, Act IV.5
DISCLAIMER: There will be spoilers on the Episode 3 of Season 8. I also want to be clear that I am not a Game of Thrones theorist, since I am not as entrenched in the television series as a lot of people are, so…
I actually cannot find the definitions even in Wiktionary. Though I do think that for some of the words on this list which are still used today, it is hard to pinpoint the contexts in which they are used. Since the literature itself was…
“Why, so, brave lords, when we do join in league I am a lamb” – Titus Andronicus Act IV Scene II
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“Hath not a Jew…warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is?” – “The Merchant of Venice,” Act III.1
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You will not avoid finding any Martin fanboys, especially since you found one right here
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