Celebration Quotation – February 27, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear:

The worst is not so long as we can say: "This is the worst." King Lear, Act IV, Scene 1


This is one of those lines that still rings true, even today.

The image is an 1855 portrait of American actor William Maybury Fleming (1817-1866)  in the role of Edgar. Fleming – an actor manager – cut short his theatre to career at the outbreak of the Civil War.  He joined the Union Army, where he rose to the rank of colonel, and died of complications from wounds received during General Sherman’s 1864-65 campaign in Georgia.

The portrait is credited to artist Frederick Augustus Chapman.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection