This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

George Knightley, Esquire, Barbara Cornthwaite

... and Knightley, who, seeing suddenly what he had never seen before, could hardly hear the music for the clamour in his own mind condemning him as the blindest fool in England. How could he have been so unconscious of what was in his own heart?

The library was dark and cold; Knightley stirred up the fire which had almost expired and lighted a candle from the one he had carried in with him. He sank into the chair nearest the fire and began his mortifying reflections.


  1. Aren't most men fools at one time or another? Good teaser!