Friday’s Piece

Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!

(Cassio in Othello, by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
16th June, 1971

Wednesday’s Piece

“Who can be wise, amazed, temperate, and furious,

Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.”

(Macbeth, when asked why he killed Duncan’s alleged assassins, William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell

26th November, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee;

Corruption wins not more than hoenesty.

Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace,

To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not…..”

(From King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell

5th September, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“But when we in our viciousness grow hard –

O misery on’t! – the wise gods seel our eyes;

In our own filth drop our clear judgements; make us

Adore our errors; laugh at’s, while we strut

To our confusion.”

(From Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell

31st may, 1969

Wednesday’s Piece

Gives not the hawthorn-bush a sweeter shade
To shepherds looking on their silly sheep,
Than doth a rich embroider’d canopy
To kings that fear their subjects’ treachery?

(William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell

3rd February, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear,

Or like a fairy trip upon the green,

Or, like a nymph, with long dishevell’d hair,

Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen:

Love is a spirit all compact of fire,

Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire.”

(William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell

December 2nd, 1968