Nasty Deaths in Shakespeare →
ratak-monodosico: Eaten by a Bear - Antigonus, The Winter’s Tale Drowned in a Malmsey-Butt - The Duke of Clarence, Richard III Burned at the Stake - Joan Puzel (Joan of Arc), I Henry VI Killed and Served to their Mother in a Pie - Chiron & Demetrius, Titus Andronicus Asphyxiated by her Husband - Desdemona, Othello Betrayed by a Friend - Julius Caesar & Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...
Ten tongues within one head, Nine are living, but one is dead. One went out to...– A Victorian Schoolboy’s chant about the gibbet of Tom Otter, whom was forced to marry a girl he had impregnated - despite the fact he had a family elsewhere. To prevent himself becoming a bigamist, he instead killed his new wife by stoving in her head with a fencepost. When Otter was hung, he was...
– Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street. Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via liquidnight)
Through me into the city full of woe; Through me the message of eternal pain;...– Dante Alighieri, ‘The Divine Comedy: Canto III’ (via kvetchlandia)