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thé à la menthe.

If you don't ask then you'll never know...   Hello, my name is Katy. Geordie/Glasgow girl. I like books that smell, highwaymen, lacy things, foreign languages, a nice cup of Earl Grey and my questionable music taste.

I lived in Russia for a year and several things happened:

Some good things happened today. Others, not so good.

Got to look through a first folio of Shakespeare, it was absolutely beautiful. Someone [Shakespeare’s friend, apparently] had written notes in it, about the plays he’d seen and which actors he liked - it was incredible. Going back to visit it tomorrow…

Also looked at a huge book previously owned by Louis XIV. Took me a while to get over the awe and actually dare to touch the thing, it was enormous and had Louis’ crest on the cover.

Glasgow uni is actually the best. 

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#glasgow  #shakespeare  #louis xiv  #old books!  #very old books! 
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…"
Henry V 
— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#shakespeare  #st crispin's day  #henry v 
"I pray you, do not fall in love with me,
For I am falser than vows made in wine."
William Shakespeare [from As You Like It (act iii scene v)]
— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#shakespeare  #quote  #act iii scene v  #as you like it  #love 
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.
Which, as they kiss, consume."
Friar Laurence
[from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 6] 
— 3 years ago with 18 notes
#quote  #shakespeare  #romeo  #juliet  #friar  #lust 
"This above all: To thine own self be true."
William Shakespeare [said by Polonius in Hamlet, Act I, Scene III]
— 3 years ago with 2 notes
#shakespeare  #literature  #hamlet