"Douglas Now remains ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Douglas. Now remains a sweet reversion— We may boldly spend, upon the hope Of what is to come in. A comfort of retirement lives in this. Hotspur. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Douglas and Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 4, sc. 1, l. 53-7. Thinking of Northumberland and his army, not with them now, as a reserve for the future; taken in their modern sense, the lines suggest an investment plan; "reversion" means inheritance.