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New translation of the Henry V battle speech mentions pilgrims

David

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Yes, absolutely true - a folder of notes and scribblings written by Shakespeare has been discovered and the extraordinary news is that the original battle speech was based on a speech he wrote about pilgrims.

Here is the original speech ....

St Jean Pied de Port, dawn, cold and fearful pilgrims stand, looking towards the town gateway.
One pilgrim, inappropriately dressed in cloth of gold, walks forward, turns to them, and speaks


Pilgrims! If we are mark'd to fail, we are enough
To do our country loss; but if to succeed,
Why, the fewer pilgrims, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one pilgrim more.
By James! I am not covetous for a packless walk,
Nor care I for hotels of luxury;
It yearns me not if locals at my garments laugh;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:

But if it be a sin to covet the Compostela,
I am the most offending soul alive.

No, faith, my coz, wish not a pilgrim more from England or any other country:
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
And one pilgrim more, methinks, might take my bedspace

Rather proclaim it, Al the Optimist, throughout St Jean,
That he which hath no stomach to this walk,
Let him depart; his passport shall be destroyed
And his return ticket put into his purse:
We would not walk in that pilgrim's company
That fears the hardships to walk with us.

This day is called Brierley’s Stage One:
He that outlives these days to Santiago, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the Camino de Santiago is named,
And rouse him at the name of Saint James.

He that shall live through this pilgrimage, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil invite his neighbours,
Wear his Buff and Shell: plug in his hot Coil,
And say 'Tomorrow is the Feast of St James!'
Then will he strip his feet and show his scars.
And say 'These blisters I had on Camino to Santiago.'

Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with fond memories
What feats he did those days: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Ivar the king, Falcon and Silly Doll, Irene Elisabet and NewfyDog
AnnieSantiago and Vicrev, Johnny Walker, JennyH, Jirett and Nellpilgrim (to name but few),
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.

This story shall the good pilgrim teach his son (or daughter);
And the Feast of St James shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But that we pilgrims in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of (non-gender specific) brothers;
For he these coming days that blisters his feet with me
Shall be my (non-gender specific) brother; be he ne'er so vile and snore so much,
These coming days shall gentle his condition:

And non-pilgrims around the world now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their rucksacks cheap whiles any speaks
That walked with us upon Camino to blessed Santiago!
 
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JabbaPapa

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Doh! You're right! - changing it now!

Well, while we're at it --

NOT

This story shall the good pilgrim teach his son (or daughter);
And the Feast of St James shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But that we pilgrims in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of (non-gender specific) brothers;
For he these coming days that blisters his feet with me
Shall be my (non-gender specific) brother; be he ne'er so vile and snore so much,
These coming days shall gentle his condition:


BUT

This story shall the good pilgrim teach their child;
And the Feast of St James shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But that we pilgrims in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of brethren;
For those, these coming days, that blister their feet with me
Shall be my brethren; be they ne'er so vile and snore so much,
These coming days shall gentle their condition:


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hmmmmm, interesting, it's not every day one gets to edit words from Shakespeare !!! :)
 
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David

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First one in 2005 from Moissac, France.
Well, while we're at it --

NOT

This story shall the good pilgrim teach his son (or daughter);
And the Feast of St James shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But that we pilgrims in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of (non-gender specific) brothers;
For he these coming days that blisters his feet with me
Shall be my (non-gender specific) brother; be he ne'er so vile and snore so much,
These coming days shall gentle his condition:


BUT

This story shall the good pilgrim teach their child;
And the Feast of St James shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But that we pilgrims in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of brethren;
For those, these coming days, that blister their feet with me
Shall be my brethren; be they ne'er so vile and snore so much,
These coming days shall gentle their condition:


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hmmmmm, interesting, it's not every day one gets to edit words from Shakespeare !!! :)

JabbaPappa! - but then it wouldn't be humour! - I wrote it that way for comic effect - if you think of the Life of Brian scene where one of them wants to be a woman and they keep adding in the other gender? ........ so the additions in italics ... it is about humour, not trying to write a politically correct speech - the Life of Brian sketch wouldn't have been funny if the speaker had said 'brethren' and so on - have a look, see if you agree ;)

 

pilgrim b

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And of course there's the classic pilgrims' dilemma, needing the 'servicos' when the next village (and bar) is at least 5 kms away ... "to pee or not to pee" ...
Jennie. How now, spirit! whither wander you?…………………
I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear. (2.1.1 Midsummers nights Dream)
 

JennyH94

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Hi David, pilgrim b and John -

David - What a delight this thread is! We have all the best of Shakespeare rolled into one thread! Par excellence, thanks to you!

pilgrim b - You've excelled yourself with 2.1.1. Midsummers Night's Dream! This one's a cracker!

John - thank you for the compliment - I love reading your posts (as I do pilgrim b's and David's) - particularly those subtle, but hugely humorous, one liners!

I have to say that I was surprised no one beat me to the pee dilemma - 'guess it takes a crass Aussie to throw caution to the wind and post away so recklessly!

Cheers - Jenny
 
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tyrrek

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Shakespeare could have helped out with the forum rules (apologies for the gender specific references etc.)
1) “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
2) “They do not love that do not show their love.”
3) “Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”
4) “I am not bound to please thee with my answer.”
5) “O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!”
6) “No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.”
7) “There's many a man has more hair than wit.”
8) “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
9) “Words without thoughts never to heaven go”...

…however if anyone mentions real pilgrims, religion, or engages in 'pacer polemics' to the point where “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”...
10)…“Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”:rolleyes:
 

pilgrim b

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Hi David, pilgrim b and John -

David - What a delight this thread is! We have all the best of Shakespeare rolled into one thread! Par excellence, thanks to you!

pilgrim b - You've excelled yourself with 2.1.1. Midsummers Night's Dream! This one's a cracker!

John - thank you for the compliment - I love reading your posts (as I do pilgrim b's and David's) - particularly those subtle, but hugely humorous, one liners!

I have to say that I was surprised no one beat me to the pee dilemma - 'guess it takes a crass Aussie to throw caution to the wind and post away so recklessly!

Cheers - Jenny

Yourself, sweet lady; for you gave the fire.Pilgrim
borrows his wit from your ladyship's words,
and spends what he borrows kindly in your company.;)

Two Gentlemen of Verona Pt1
 

pilgrim b

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Shakespeare could have helped out with the forum rules (apologies for the gender specific references etc.)
1) “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
2) “They do not love that do not show their love.”
3) “Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”
4) “I am not bound to please thee with my answer.”
5) “O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!”
6) “No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.”
7) “There's many a man has more hair than wit.”
8) “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
9) “Words without thoughts never to heaven go”...

…however if anyone mentions real pilgrims, religion, or engages in 'pacer polemics' to the point where “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”...
10)…“Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”:rolleyes:

What light through yonder Microsoft window breaks?
Having some business, to entreat a pilgrim’s eyes.
As daylight doth a lamp; our eyes in heaven.

Romeo and Juliet Act 2 :2 lines 2,16,20
 
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JennyH94

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Yourself, sweet lady; for you gave the fire.Pilgrim
borrows his wit from your ladyship's words,
and spends what he borrows kindly in your company.;)

Two Gentlemen of Verona Pt1

pilgrim b -

Your ladyship is tremendously chuffed! This next one's for you and it's no coincidence that it comes from a recently-discovered sequel to "Romeo and Juliet" - indeed - it contains a variation on that line which is quoted above by thee so wittily! ...

The play! ... (drum roll please!) ... "Romeo and Juliet - The Miracle of The Way" - a play where no one died after all in the first play due to a miracle, and Romeo and Juliet end up in Spain - yes, you guessed it! - on the Camino!

The scene: crowded albergue dorm ... mightily malodorous ... the symphony of snoring wakes up the lovers ...

Romeo, to Juliet: "But, soft! What headlamp light through yonder window breaks? ...
 

David

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Henry V: SCENE III.

Meanwhile, back on the Camino, after being told by the hospitelero that the owners say they can’t enter the refugio in Los Arcos as they are too muddy, the same pilgrim, dressed in now soaked and filthy cloth of gold, stands forward and speaks....

Let me speak proudly: tell the refugio owners
We are but pilgrims for the working day;
Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirched
With rainy walking on the muddy Camino.
And time and rain hath worn us into slovenry.
But, by the Mass, our hearts are in the trim ....

And my poor pilgrims now tell me, yet ere night
They will be in this refugio
And they'll be in fresher robes, or they will pluck
The gay new coats o'er the refugio owners heads
And turn them out of service. If they do this,--
As, if God please, they shall,--our passports then
Will soon be stamped. Hospitelero, save thou thy labour;
Come thou no more for clean boots and garments, gentle hospitelero:
You shall have none, I swear, except perhaps my excess and unused clothing;
Which if you have as I will leave 'em them,
Shall yield you little, tell the refugio owners.
 
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William Marques

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Alas, poor Osprey! I knew him, Horatio;
a pack of infinite space, of most excellent complication;
I did bear it on my back a thousand times;
and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
My gorge rises at it.
Here hung those Camelback lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.
Where be your straps now? Your clips? Your soggy plastic bags?
Your bottles of wine, that were wont to set the table on a roar?


Hamlet, V.i
 

pilgrim b

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pilgrim b -

Your ladyship is tremendously chuffed! This next one's for you and it's no coincidence that it comes from a recently-discovered sequel to "Romeo and Juliet" - indeed - it contains a variation on that line which is quoted above by thee so wittily! ...

The play! ... (drum roll please!) ... "Romeo and Juliet - The Miracle of The Way" - a play where no one died after all in the first play due to a miracle, and Romeo and Juliet end up in Spain - yes, you guessed it! - on the Camino!

The scene: crowded albergue dorm ... mightily malodorous ... the symphony of snoring wakes up the lovers ...

Romeo, to Juliet: "But, soft! What headlamp light through yonder window breaks? ...

Some pilgrim or other must present Wall: and let him
have some Grafiti, as in Leon, and some rough-cast
buff about him, to signify wall; and let him hold his
fingers thus bearing a buff, and through that cranny shall perigrino
and his love whisper." Buen Camino !!"

Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3 scene 1
 
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William Marques

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Quick, quick, my son you have a plane to catch!
The gates are closing, they are calling your name,
And you will miss your plane. Give me a kiss goodbye!
But I just want to say a couple of things.

Do not tell people which way to go,
And study your Brierley well.

Buy your friends a drink but do not get drunk.

Those comrades you make on the way, do not let them out of your sight.
But pay no attention to the cyclists
As they are here today gone tomorrow.

Beware of snorers and guard thine ears,
But beware too that thou are not one thyself,

And when you are on Ivar’s forum
Read all the posts, but lurk there for a while;
Take each fool’s criticism, but judge not yourself.

Spend as much on kit as thou can,
But not on football shirts or baseball caps
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in Spain of the best rank and station
Can tell the pilgrim from the common tourist.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For the fellow pilgrim you may never see again,
And be careful when you take food from the fridge as it may be another man’s.

This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou tellest the pilgrim office why you really walked to Santiago.
Farewell: don’t forget what I have said!

Polonius to Laertes
Hamlet 1.3
 
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JabbaPapa

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Is this a staff which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A baton of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I grasp.
Thou marshall'st me the Way that I was going;
And such an instrument I was to use.
Mine eyes are made the fools o' the other senses,
Or else worth all the rest; I see thee still,
And on thy stick and shaft stick gouts of mud,
Which was not so before. There's no such thing:
It is the muddy business which informs
Thus to mine eyes. Now o'er the one Camino
Nature seems dead, and wicked cheats abuse
The certain path; bus-craft celebrates
Pale Hecate's offerings, and wither'd tourism,
Alarum'd by his sentinel, the politician,
Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace.
With Brierly's ravishing strides, towards his design
Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps, which Way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout,
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it. Whiles I walk, he writes:
Words to the heat of deeds too cold Cebreiro gives.
 

pilgrim b

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To go, or not to go: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous blisters,
Or to take arms against such troubles,
And by opposing end them? To suffer pain;
Once more; and by a sleep to say “on to Santiago”
The heart-ache and the thousand natural paths
That Spirit is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To Walk, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that present moment what dreams may come.
When we have shuffled off this electric coil,
Camino give us pause: there's the respect
What makes calamity of so long a journey;
For who would bear the bugs and snores of night,
The oppressor's taunts, the proud pilgrims contumely,
The pangs of despised love, echo the steps each day ........

When pilgrim himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who could, his buff wear?
To grunt and sweat under a weary sack,
Thus conscience does make Angels of us all;
And begat the ‘Camino hue’ of resolution.
Is flourished o'er with the bold cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and present moment
With this regard these pilgrims turn awry,
And say .Soft you now, walk on to Santiago!
The fair Santiago!Saint James in thy orisons
Be all our sins forgotten.

Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1
 
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JennyH94

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Henry V: SCENE III.

Meanwhile, back on the Camino, after being told by the hospitelero that the owners say they can’t enter the refugio in Los Arcos as they are too muddy, the same pilgrim, dressed in now soaked and filthy cloth of gold, stands forward and speaks....

Let me speak proudly: tell the refugio owners
We are but pilgrims for the working day;
Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirched
With rainy walking on the muddy Camino.
And time and rain hath worn us into slovenry.
But, by the Mass, our hearts are in the trim ....

And my poor pilgrims now tell me, yet ere night
They will be in this refugio
And they'll be in fresher robes, or they will pluck
The gay new coats o'er the refugio owners heads
And turn them out of service. If they do this,--
As, if God please, they shall,--our passports then
Will soon be stamped. Hospitelero, save thou thy labour;
Come thou no more for clean boots and garments, gentle hospitelero:
You shall have none, I swear, except perhaps my excess and unused clothing;
Which if you have as I will leave 'em them,
Shall yield you little, tell the refugio owners.

A message for The Merchant of Weston-Super-Mare (he who is the Purveyor of a cornucopia of Pilgrim Products) from a Forum member in the Great Southern Land ...

"Could it be that I 'as twigged as to The Way your most excellent plot is heading ? ... Could it be that it's in the One Direction ?"
 

JennyH94

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Some pilgrim or other must present Wall: and let him
have some Grafiti, as in Leon, and some rough-cast
buff about him, to signify wall; and let him hold his
fingers thus bearing a buff, and through that cranny shall perigrino
and his love whisper." Buen Camino !!"

Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3 scene 1

O pilgrim b, pilgrim b! Wherefore art thou pilgrim b?! And how did you get to Leon so quickly? The rest of us are still in Los Arcos!
 

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O pilgrim b, pilgrim b! Wherefore art thou pilgrim b?! And how did you get to Leon so quickly? The rest of us are still in Los Arcos!

How heavy do I journey on the Way,
When what I seek, my weary travel's end,
Doth teach that ease and that repose to say
'Thus far the miles are measured from my friends!'
For that same groan doth put this in my mind;
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.
Therefore should I tarry?
Sonnet 50
 
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JennyH94

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How heavy do I journey on the Way,
When what I seek, my weary travel's end,
Doth teach that ease and that repose to say
'Thus far the miles are measured from my friends!'
For that same groan doth put this in my mind;
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.
Therefore should I tarry?
Sonnet 50
pilgrim b! The Lady from the Great Southern Land doth beseech you to quit Leon and return to that bliss you left behind (in Los Arcos - yep - we're all still waiting!).
Have a care on your perilous and lonely journey, for 'rough winds do shake the darling buds of May' on the Meseta. Godspeed, until we are reunited and our dishevelled but still 'golden' pilgrim can joyously proclaim 'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more' ...
 

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pilgrim b! The Lady from the Great Southern Land doth beseech you to quit Leon and return to that bliss you left behind (in Los Arcos - yep - we're all still waiting!).
Have a care on your perilous and lonely journey, for 'rough winds do shake the darling buds of May' on the Meseta. Godspeed, until we are reunited and our dishevelled but still 'golden' pilgrim can joyously proclaim 'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more' …

I took the horse my Liege forsook exchanging for a bed
Methinks my Bottom was the fool when on to Leon I Sped!
Act 1 v 1 anon
 
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JennyH94

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I took the horse my Leige forsook exchanging for a bed
Methinks my Bottom was the fool when on to Leon I Sped!
Act 1 v 1 anon
Dearest pilgrim b - my head's spinning !!!
I must 'to sleep; perchance to dream (of finally walking out of Los Arcos with the one who has so recently returned plus the rest of our motley lot of pilgrim mates!): ay, there's the rub ...'!
I will have my scribe put nib to parchment at the earliest hour on the morrow ... silently, without any rustling of garbage bags ...
Good night, good night! Parting the Forum is such sweet sorrow!
 

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Dearest pilgrim b - my head's spinning !!!
I must 'to sleep; perchance to dream (of finally walking out of Los Arcos with the one who has so recently returned plus the rest of our motley lot of pilgrim mates!): ay, there's the rub ...'!
I will have my scribe put nib to parchment at the earliest hour on the morrow ... silently, without any rustling of garbage bags ...
Good night, good night! Parting the Forum is such sweet sorrow!

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.” Good night Southern maiden sweetest be thy dreams"
 
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JennyH94

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Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.” Good night Southern maiden sweetest be thy dreams"

A message for pilgrim b from The Lady of the GSL's scribe :

"Kindest and wittiest pilgrim b - M'Lady has now emerged from her bedchamber (yes, the only private room in the albergue - the securing of which was a selfish act and definitely not 'true pilgrim' behaviour) and has instructed me to convey to you the following message, which, for reasons of national security, must be, of necessity, scripted in 'code' ...

Como estamos a la espera (fuera de la puerta del albergue cerrado, siendo el pasado 08 a.m.; bastones de senderismo tap, tap, golpeando con impaciencia) para nuestro OP nos regale con una nueva entrega de su cuento mágico, ¿existe la posibilidad, querido peregrino b, que podemos "entretener el tiempo con pensamientos de amor?" ...(Sonnet XXXIX)
 

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A message for pilgrim b from The Lady of the GSL's scribe :

"Kindest and wittiest pilgrim b - M'Lady has now emerged from her bedchamber (yes, the only private room in the albergue - the securing of which was a selfish act and definitely not 'true pilgrim' behaviour) and has instructed me to convey to you the following message, which, for reasons of national security, must be, of necessity, scripted in 'code' ...

Como estamos a la espera (fuera de la puerta del albergue cerrado, siendo el pasado 08 a.m.; bastones de senderismo tap, tap, golpeando con impaciencia) para nuestro OP nos regale con una nueva entrega de su cuento mágico, ¿existe la posibilidad, querido peregrino b, que podemos "entretener el tiempo con pensamientos de amor?" ...(Sonnet XXXIX)

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friend hid on a dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancelled woe,
And mourn the loss of my Southern M'Lady
vanished from this peregrinos' sight :
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.
Tis alone to Santiago I now must go.

Sonnet 30
 
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Pilgrim B! Does this mean I've been dumped?

This comes from the recently-discovered sequel to "Romeo and Juliet"

Thou art mistaken thrice my dearest friend, twas not I be at thy door,
For it was, to Leon, that on my steed I rode, and there to build a wall:
I tarried there, thou read my post :O yeh your head was a spinning.
Perchance pilgrim was in your dream, for to Los Arcos he did nay return.
Thou art loved like a Camino angel, a scribe need never bolt thy door.
There is nought either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
So to my dearest friend :
A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary
To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps;
Much less shall she that hath Love's wings to fly,
And when the flight is made to one so dear,
Of such divine perfection, as ……...Thrice no thou art not dumped only thy thinking would make it so!

Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 2 :7
 
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This comes from the recently-discovered sequel to "Romeo and Juliet"

Thou art mistaken thrice my dearest friend, twas not I be at thy door,
For it was, to Leon, that on my steed I rode, and there to build a wall:
I tarried there, thou read my post :O yeh your head was a spinning.
Perchance pilgrim was in your dream, for to Los Arcos he did nay return.
Thou art loved like a Camino angel, a scribe need never bolt thy door.
There is nought either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
So to my dearest friend :
A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary
To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps;
Much less shall she that hath Love's wings to fly,
And when the flight is made to one so dear,
Of such divine perfection, as ……...Thrice no thou art not dumped only thy thinking would make it so!

Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 2 :7

On bus to Leon now - don't move!
'Sent from my iPhone'
 

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Alas, poor Osprey! I knew him, Horatio;
a pack of infinite space, of most excellent complication;
I did bear it on my back a thousand times;
and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
My gorge rises at it.
Here hung those Camelback lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.
Where be your straps now? Your clips? Your soggy plastic bags?
Your bottles of wine, that were wont to set the table on a roar?


Hamlet, V.i
Love it!
 

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“For never was a story of more woe than this of the Leon bus that did not show.”
Romeo Juliet

"O pilgrim b, thou art mighty yet"! * "the hand that writ it; (ie your post above!) for I love you so"** 'gave-eth' the Lady from the Great Southern Land much joy on her long journey back to the GSL after the bus took the wrong turn at Santo Domingo de la Calzada (see Al's fun thread!). BTW - is the wall finished yet?

* Julius Caesar: V.iii
** Sonnets: LXXI
 
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"O pilgrim b, thou art mighty yet"! * "the hand that writ it; (ie your post above!) for I love you so"** 'gave-eth' the Lady from the Great Southern Land much joy on her long journey back to the GSL after the bus took the wrong turn at Santo Domingo de la Calzada (see Al's fun thread!). BTW - is the wall finished yet?

* Julius Caesar: V.iii
** Sonnets: LXXI

Fair lady from GSL “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ( As you like it)
Yeh Leon wall hath been accomplished, with much graffiti too!
To be a buff in replicate, as LTfit shall approve.
Our artist Wayfarer hath a pic he will post thou, if you choose!
 
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Fair lady from GSL “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ( As you like it)
Yeh Leon wall hath been accomplished, with much graffiti too!
To be a buff in replicate, as LTfit shall approve.
Our artist Wayfarer hath a pic he will post thou, if you choose!

A-ha pilgrim b! Methinks I 'as sussed the reason why "I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it" ... you 'as secured lodgings at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon! (I bet you "like it" immensely!).
With said accomplishment of said wall, are you tarrying in the tourist shops for buffs - of such quality as to gain the approval of our dear Forum member LTfit?
If you please, dearest pilgrim b, convey my good wishes to our most precious Forum member and fellow pilgrim, Wayfarer, with the news that a 'pic posted' will be much appreciated here in the GSL ...
 

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And why? – Because I am a Pilgrim.

Hath not a Pilgrim feet? Hath not a Pilgrim hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions;
fed with the same menu de dia, hurt by the same heavy boots,
bunt by the same sun, healed by the same chemist,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer
as a Spaniard is?

If you prick our blisters, do they not bleed?
If you ply us with wine, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you steal our bunk, shall we not revenge?

Merchant of Venice III, I
 

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A-ha pilgrim b! Methinks I 'as sussed the reason why "I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it" ... you 'as secured lodgings at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon! (I bet you "like it" immensely!).
With said accomplishment of said wall, are you tarrying in the tourist shops for buffs - of such quality as to gain the approval of our dear Forum member LTfit?
If you please, dearest pilgrim b, convey my good wishes to our most precious Forum member and fellow pilgrim, Wayfarer, with the news that a 'pic posted' will be much appreciated here in the GSL ...

Nay thou hast grasped the wrong end of the stick Fair lady
Tis not the town I search for buffs, for I do seek the Wall
Hast thou not read the forum post entitled Camino buffs
Tis there I met precious member LTfit to help us in our call

Btw the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon is just right for all of us should I book rooms?
 

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Nay thou hast grasped the wrong end of the stick Fair lady
Tis not the town I search for buffs, for I do seek the Wall
Hast thou not read the forum post entitled Camino buffs
Tis there I met precious member LTfit to help us in our call

Btw the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon is just right for all of us should I book rooms?

I beg your sweet forgiveness, pilgrim b, over the confusion with that most essential item of pilgrim apparel - the buff - for I have been most distracted of late.

Here in the GSL there has been cause for great rejoicing - our victory in yet another epic battle in the sporting arena - yes! The Second Test! The cause of my distraction was not due to that noble game itself, but to the plethora of post-match parties which I was obliged to attend!

However, I can report it was not ALL fun and games ... for I did atone for my previously reported selfish act (nabbing the only private room at the albergue at Los Arcos) and spent much time providing tea and sympathy to that sad army of cricket followers - the Barmy Army. Alas, said tea and sympathy were not appreciated by your countrymen, but the tinnies were!

Let us step along at a pilgrim's pace to the subject of the Parador booking ...

My scribe has exchanged correspondence with our Forum Bard - our OP - yes, he who is the Purveyor of the excellent range of pilgrim products. Our Bard sends his felicitations and is pleased to advise that the motley band of pilgrim mates has grown daily and has indeed become a merry troop, eagerly anticipating their "rest days" at the Parador! He advises lodgings for 226 pilgrims will be necessary, to book out all the restaurants, the day spa, and to warn the laundry staff! The booking is to be in the name of 'Rekve'. (wow - am I in trouble!)
 
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I beg your sweet forgiveness, pilgrim b, over the confusion with that most essential item of pilgrim apparel - the buff - for I have been most distracted of late.

Here in the GSL there has been cause for great rejoicing - our victory in yet another epic battle in the sporting arena - yes! The Second Test! The cause of my distraction was not due to that noble game itself, but to the plethora of post-match parties which I was obliged to attend!

However, I can report it was not ALL fun and games ... for I did atone for my previously reported selfish act (nabbing the only private room at the albergue at Los Arcos) and spent much time providing tea and sympathy to that sad army of cricket followers - the Barmy Army. Alas, said tea and sympathy were not appreciated by your countrymen, but the tinnies were!

Let us step along at a pilgrim's pace to the subject of the Parador booking ...

My scribe has exchanged correspondence with our Forum Bard - our OP - yes, he who is the Purveyor of the excellent range of pilgrim products. Our Bard sends his felicitations and is pleased to advise that the motley band of pilgrim mates has grown daily and has indeed become a merry troop, eagerly anticipating their "rest days" at the Parador! He advises lodgings for 226 pilgrims will be necessary, to book out all the restaurants, the day spa, and to warn the laundry staff! The booking is to be in the name of 'Revke'. (wow - am I in
trouble!)

My Lady I may dismiss your scribe,
Unless Bellario, a learned Merchant,
Whom I have sent for to determine this,
Come here to-day.
For 'Revke' is unknown in all of Spain.
And Ivar Rekve is tapping my phone.

Sent from my i phone shhhh
Merchant of Venice Act 4 scene 1
 

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My dear pilgrim b -
My scribe is suffering from the 'd-t's' after attending too many occasions of cricket celebrations with me, so please forgive the typo! Now corrected dear pilgrim b!
 

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My dear pilgrim b -
My scribe is suffering from the 'd-t's' after attending too many occasions of cricket celebrations with me, so please forgive the typo! Now corrected dear pilgrim b!

PS

See, your guests approach.
Address yourself to entertain them rightly,
And let's be red with mirth.
Parador in advance request thy names.
That is all 226 and sprightly,
  • The Winter's Tale (Florizel at IV, iv)
  • From Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon
 

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PS

See, your guests approach.
Address yourself to entertain them rightly,
And let's be red with mirth.
Parador in advance request thy names.
That is all 226 and sprightly,
  • The Winter's Tale (Florizel at IV, iv)
  • From Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon

My dear pilgrim b -

My scribe, who has a number of concerns regarding the 'group' booking at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon, has now exchanged correspondence directly with www.paradores-spain.com. He has been advised that the names of the 226 pilgrims (together with full contact details, passport numbers, AND credit card type, number and expiry date, plus that 3-digit 'ccc' thingey) is, of necessity, for reasons of confidentiality, to be provided by the individual themselves, and not by a third party.

Parador Reservations most kindly further explained to my scribe that the credit card details are required to guard against the non-payment of beverages from the mini bar and the "walk-away special"(a small Camino "in" joke!) theft of the bathrobes ... a highly desirable item for future 'lounge-wear' in albergues from Hospital de Orbigo onwards!

Accordingly, please despatch a trusted messenger forthwith to Los Arcos to obtain said details from all 226 pilgrims.
 

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My dear pilgrim b -

My scribe, who has a number of concerns regarding the 'group' booking at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon, has now exchanged correspondence directly with www.paradores-spain.com. He has been advised that the names of the 226 pilgrims (together with full contact details, passport numbers, AND credit card type, number and expiry date, plus that 3-digit 'ccc' thingey) is, of necessity, for reasons of confidentiality, to be provided by the individual themselves, and not by a third party.

Parador Reservations most kindly further explained to my scribe that the credit card details are required to guard against the non-payment of beverages from the mini bar and the "walk-away special"(a small Camino "in" joke!) theft of the bathrobes ... a highly desirable item for future 'lounge-wear' in albergues from Hospital de Orbigo onwards!

Accordingly, please despatch a trusted messenger forthwith to Los Arcos to obtain said details from all 226 pilgrims.

Does this mean I'm, dumped !!!!
 
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Does this mean I'm, dumped !!!!

Never fear, dear pilgrim b ! No 'Way' (yes, another Camino reference!) on earth would I ever dump thee !!!

Please know that "the course of true (pilgrim) love never did run smooth" * and until we can be reunited at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon,
"We shall remain in (Forum) friendship" ** and demonstrate our mutual admiration by clicking on "Like, Like, Like"!

* A Midsummer Night's Dream: I,i
** Antony and Cleopatra: II,ii
 

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Never fear, dear pilgrim b ! No 'Way' (yes, another Camino reference!) on earth would I ever dump thee !!!

Please know that "the course of true (pilgrim) love never did run smooth" * and until we can be reunited at the Parador Hostal San Marcos de Leon,
"We shall remain in (Forum) friendship" ** and demonstrate our mutual admiration by clicking on "Like, Like, Like"!

* A Midsummer Night's Dream: I,i
** Antony and Cleopatra: II,ii

Dear jennieH94 plus 226
your scribe he is a tricky youth
his quill is sharp yet shallow.
For if he pens a path for thee
My lady doth surely follow!

Tis now the second time his quill
hath turned thee from thy fate.
Tis time thy scribe did surely go
How much longer must I wait?

pilgrim b Chap 2 v 1,2
 

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Dear jennieH94 plus 226
your scribe he is a tricky youth
his quill is sharp yet shallow.
For if he pens a path for thee
My lady doth surely follow!

Tis now the second time his quill
hath turned thee from thy fate.
Tis time thy scribe did surely go
How much longer must I wait?

pilgrim b Chap 2 v 1,2

My dearest pilgrim b -

Pray not beseecheth me to give my scribe his marching orders - inefficient at times - yes; a tad too fond of tinnies and tinto - yes - for it is this tricky youth who is the creator of ALL the scallywaggery that you doth see!

My loyal liege and I are bound by together by feudal law, so together we must remain, much in the manner of those famous duos - The Hoff and Pammie, Dame Edna and her bridesmaid Madge Allsop, and the boys from Wham!, whose names (together) all go down in history!
 

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My dearest pilgrim b -

Pray not beseecheth me to give my scribe his marching orders - inefficient at times - yes; a tad too fond of tinnies and tinto - yes - for it is this tricky youth who is the creator of ALL the scallywaggery that you doth see!

My loyal liege and I are bound by together by feudal law, so together we must remain, much in the manner of those famous duos - The Hoff and Pammie, Dame Edna and her bridesmaid Madge Allsop, and the boys from Wham!, whose names (together) all go down in history!

My Lady, blow, thou Camino wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As this pilgrim's ingratitude.
A pilgrim does not demand , he is grateful.
As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII"
"There are no strangers or (tricky youths), only friends thou hast not as yet met".
 
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My Lady, blow, thou Camino wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As this pilgrim's ingratitude.
A pilgrim does not demand , he is grateful.
As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII"
"There are no strangers or (tricky youths), only friends thou hast not as yet met".

"What a piece of work is a man (with the name of pilgrim b!)! How noble in reason!"*

My thanks to you for all the quotes posted with such good humour within this thread - it's been a lot of fun.
Cheers and thanks again -
Jenny
* Hamlet: II,ii
 
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"What a piece of work is a man (with the name of pilgrim b!)! How noble in reason!"*

My thanks to you for all the quotes posted with such good humour within this thread - it's been a lot of fun.
Cheers and thanks again -
Jenny
* Hamlet: II,ii

And in this mirth and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Our Camino, antics to recall.
For thy forbearance thank we all.
Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 5, Scene 1

My thanks to you also Jenny. It has been a joy to "Bard" with a camino angel milady of GSL. I like, liked, loved your funny quotes too!
Buen Camino
 
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