Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Like a dull actor now
I have forgot my part, and I am out,
Even to a full disgrace.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Coriolanus, in Coriolanus, act 5, sc. 3, l. 40-2.
Coriolanus, about to make war on Rome, is ashamed to be at a loss for words ("out") when confronted by his family, who have come to plead with him.