"The language I ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The language I have learnt these forty years, My native English, now I must forgo, And now my tongue's use is to me no more Than an unstringèd viol or a harp.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mowbray, in Richard II, act 1, sc. 3, l. 159-62. On being banished to foreign parts; a "viol" was the forerunner of the modern violin.