11 May 2013: So rudely forc’d
Above the antique mantel was displayed
As though a window gave upon the sylvan scene
The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king
So rudely forced
– TS Eliot, The Waste Land
20 mn supine angel workout first thing, breakfast: congee, yummy egg, and the remains of a Starbuck’s choco muffin.
Finished Act 2 of Cymbeline in the Grand High Shakespeare Re-Read. Giacomo is a rat, for he steals a bracelet and memorizes the contents of Innogen’s room in order to win his bet with Leonatus Posthumus.
Innogen has a bad habit: one should never fold down the pages of books. Act 2 Sc 2 3-5:
I have read three hours then. Mine eyes are weak.
Fold down the leaf where I have left. To bed.
Take not away the taper; leave it burning.
This neatly sets up the scene for Giacomo’s speech, for he finds her place, memorizes it and using the taper’s light memorizes the room. He doesn’t have to violate Innogen.
12 May 2013 Added this change record
12 May 2013 Corrected date (month was incorrect)