Relevant Quote #43


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.
-- William Shakespeare

3 comments:

Rob said...

Was this Vietnam era shot? I didn't know ole Bob had a mamma-san, but then, what happens on the road stays on the road, I guess.

BCNU

swac said...

And why does he look like he has a moustache?

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen asked:

And why does he look like he has a moustache?

*****
I could think of about a dozen answers to that; all of them filthy.

As for Rob's query. Hope had many many mama-sans, and not just on the road.

As Hope himself used to say: Grrrrrr