The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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Category Archives: Quotes
Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. Which of these are from Shakespeare? … Continue reading
Feel like a little insult? Not for you, but for someone else, of course. And today’s offering, from a master of the art, William Shakespeare, is from Coriolanus, Act 2, Scene 1, It’s another gem from Menenius Agrippa (that’s him … Continue reading
Are you suffering through another workweek? Is someone causing you trouble? Would you like a helpful insult or two to throw that person’s way? Well, have no fear, Shakespeare is here. A little while ago we featured an insult Henry … Continue reading
With this post, The Bard and the Bible blog is changing things up a bit. Rather than “insult Mondays,” we will alternate insults with other posts, all appearing on Tuesdays. Podcasts will still appear every Friday, however. So, today being … Continue reading
It is Monday, and thus a fine day for another insult from a master of the art, William Shakespeare. Today’s insult is from Act 4, Scene 6, of Shakespeare’s Pericles, in which the virtuous Marina (that’s her, above) tells Boult, who is … Continue reading
If you are one of those people who has trouble launching a good insult, we are here to serve. All you have to do is subscribe to this website and every Monday you will get a handy insult from Shakespeare. … Continue reading
A dozen years or so ago, my wife and I were touring Israel when our Palestinian bus driver described our Israeli guide as “zero to the left.” His diction was clear but his meaning was not. To this day we … Continue reading
Another Monday, another good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult was loosed by Henry V–the former “Prince Hal”–at his former drinking buddy, Sir John Falstaff: This sanguine coward, this bed-presser, this horseback-breaker, this huge hill of flesh! (1 Henry IV, 2.4.225-6). … Continue reading
There’s an art to the insult. And William Shakespeare was a master of the art. That is why, every Monday, we here at The Bard and the Bible Blog present a Shakespearean insult for your information, enjoyment, and even–if you’re … Continue reading