Category: henry viii

Poem By William Shakespeare


“Orphée charmant les animaux” (1740) By Artist François Boucher 

Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
Bow themselves, when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
There had made a lasting spring.

Everything that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads, and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art,
Killing care and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or hearing, die. 


I know the loss of historically significant buildings is a tragedy for posterity and such, but when I think about the fact that the original Globe Theatre isn’t around anymore because Shakespeare accidentally burned it to the ground during a performance of Henry VIII while attempting to use a black-powder cannon as a special effect, all I can say is that this is how it was meant to be.


HEY shakespeare tumblr y’all are smart, what should i read next

  •  the merry wives of windsor
  • the two noble kinsmen
  • henry viii

thanks in advance friends, maybe someday i will actually live up to my blog reputation and finally finish reading all of shakespeare’s plays

Henry VIII because I personally need to read more of the histories.

“He was a man of an unbounded stomach…”

Henry VIII