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Excellent Farewell Verse

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Fear no more the heat of the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Though thy worldy task hast done,
Home art gone and ta'en thy wages.

                    -- Cymbeline, Act 4, Scene 2


I have a deep and meaningful farewell coming up in the next year or so. Not only is it a dripping melodramatic eulogy, it's very very appropriate in so many ways.

This is just so perfect that it's making my skin tingle.

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mairi_ruadh
Sep. 29th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Have you ever heard Loreena McKennitt's recording of those lines? It's on her 1991 album The Visit ... very haunting. Here's a sample: http://www.quinlanroad.com/audio/thevisit/cymbeline.mp3
bride
Sep. 29th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Oh my... thanks for that! =)

It gives me a very similar feeling as "The Steward of Gondor", Pippin's little dirge in "The Return of the King" that goes:

Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Mist and shadow, cloud and shade
All shall fade. All shall fade.
fianna
Sep. 29th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Ohh yeah. That part gives me the shivers every time.
mairi_ruadh
Sep. 29th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
She also did something similar on her next album with Prospero's final speech from The Tempest ("Now my charms are all o'erthrown", etc.). I used this as an audition piece for a choir once and got in. :) Excerpt: http://quinlanroad.com/audio/maskandmirror/prosperospeech.mp3
highnez
Sep. 30th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Were you watching Tremors 4 on Friday night? :-)

It is a beautiful farewell verse. I must remember it.
bride
Sep. 30th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
I have no idea what it was, someone else was channel surfing... was it the "Fred was old, that's why we called him Old Fred... and he had bad breath, but I don't want to say that..."? XD
highnez
Sep. 30th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Yep, that was it. Nobody knew what to say after they buried Fred, and the one fellow came up with that quote.
bride
Sep. 30th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
That was it then =D
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