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February 9, 2020

by Virginia Scott


Another quiet week, the cold weather is keeping our travelers down. The student art exhibit has been judged and the top prize winners are on special exhibit.
The student reception will be held on February 23rd at 2 pm and the students will be recognized at the reception and prize monies handed out.
We are still seeking exhibits and programs for this year's calendar so let us know of perspective artists.


I hope everyone celebrated Valentine's Day with someone. I tried to find articles from the Lipscomb Limelight about Valentine celebrations but did not find any. So I will tell you about an often quoted phrase at this time of year. Shakespeare's great love poems have been extolled for over 400 years. They've been copied, quoted- and misquoted. "Shall I compare thee to a rose" is the most famous line, but Shakespeare never penned any such thing.
However, in Sonnet 18 he wrote:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd"

Then, of course, there is Robert Burns's 1794 song "O, my luve's like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June."

It appears that the three sources have somehow become muddled together to create what could be called a "viral phrase " that was never written.

Source: Lies you learned at school by Michael Powell.

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