FRIDAY 56: Four Comedies, William Shakespeare

* Take the book nearest to you and turn to page 56.
* Choose a sentence or two to share, and leave a comment so I can visit your Friday 56! If you don't have your own blog, you can leave yours in the comments section here.

Today's Friday 56 is a little different. Beside my computer chair I have a small magazine rack. In it are books, of course! Many of those books have already made appearances on my Friday 56, so today I reached toward the bottom of the rack, and came up with "Four Comedies: William Shakespeare". After my grandmother passed away last year, I took a few books from her bookshelf. This was one of them. It has "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "As You Like It", "The Tempset", and "Twelfth Night". This particular book was a part of the 3rd printing and was published in 1962. It has the wonderful smell of "old pages" that makes you just want to jump in and stay awhile! Here's my selection for today, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

From page 56:

Demetrius: Abide me, if thou darest;
for well I wot
Thou runn'st before me, shifting every place,
And darest not stand, nor look me in the face.
Where are thou now?

Friday 56 Host: Freda's Voice


  1. Ah, Shakespeare...and I loved the "backstory" you gave us. I can almost smell the pages, too!

    I have two old books that belonged to my mother, and which I read over and over as a child. Now I have them in my dining room Baker's rack.


  2. Oh, I love the smell of books. I also loved the fact that you manage to share a piece of history with us along with the 56.

    My 56 is here

    Following you now.. Your 56 surely impressed me.

  3. Great 56!
    Thanks for participating!

  4. Great 56 post! I enjoyed reading this.