"O this life Is ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

O, this life Is nobler than attending for a check; Richer than doing nothing for a bauble; Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Belarius, in Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 3, l. 21-4. Contrasting a simple country life with life at the king's court; "attending for a check" means doing service only for a rebuke.