Celebration Quotation – January 24, 2016

Today’s quote comes not from a play, but from Shakespeare’s poetry:

"Love's best habit is a soothing tongue." The Passionate Pilgrim


The Passionate Pilgrim is a collection of 20 poems.  Unlike the plays, the book was actually published during Shakespeare’s lifetime (around 1599), although scholars are still arguing about whether all of the poems in the collection (which the printer attributes to “W. Shakespeare”) were actually all written by Shakespeare.

The image comes from another book of Shakespeare’s poems, published by Thomas Coates of London.  The book, entitled Poems Written by Will. Shake-Speare Gent., was published in 1604.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection