December 31, 2009

Happy New Year


MACDUFF
Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed,
That you do lie so late?

Porter
'Faith sir, we were carousing till the
second cock: and drink, sir, is a great
provoker of three things.

MACDUFF
What three things does drink especially provoke?

Porter
Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and
urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes;
it provokes the desire, but it takes
away the performance: therefore, much drink
may be said to be an equivocator with lechery:
it makes him, and it mars him; it sets
him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him,
and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and
not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him
in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him.

MACDUFF
I believe drink gave thee the lie last night.

10 comments:

Sandra Leigh said...

Hmmm. Sounds to me like a good reason to quit drinking. Can't be having your lechery equivocated with. Happy New Year!

Rinkly Rimes said...

The more things change the more they stay the same!

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

How apropos for a new year's day! Happy new year, clever pup.

Brian Miller said...

happy new year!

Ima Wizer said...

I agree completely! :-D
Happy New Year, Hazel!

Candie Bracci said...

Happy New Year Hazel!May it bring the best to you!

Poetikat said...

Ha ha ha! I love it! Only you, CP would have the wherewithal to post such an excerpt on New Year's Eve!

One of my determinations for 2010 is that we shall meet in the flesh, you and I.

Kat

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Happy New Year, Hazel.

Catherine

Alistair said...

Happy Hogmanay C-Pup.

We have had the quiet time wanted. Thanks for being my Canadian first foot.

regards........Al.

Giulia said...

Urp. Sorrorry...Pup. It's Saturday & still feeling that 2 glasses of pinot noir:)

xo

S&GG