Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Juice of July Flowers: July 13, 2015

White Garden at Sissinghurst
Ruin, wearinesss, death, perpetually death, stand grimly to confront the other presence of Elizabethan drama which is life: life compact of frigates, fir trees and ivory, of dolphins and the juice of July flowers, of the milk of unicorns and panther’s breath, or ropes of pearl, brains of peacocks and Cretan wine. . . .   So we ramble through the jungle, and the wilderness of Elizabethan drama.  So we consort with Emperors and clowns, jewelers and unicorns, and laugh and exault and marvel at the splendor and humour and fantasy of it all.

"Notes on an Elizabethan Play"

(E4 68-9)

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