Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The last act

These lines by Francis Quarles encapsulate so much.

Epigram. Respice Finem (1635).

My soul, sit thou a patient looker-on;
Judge not the play before the play is done:
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.
    h/t Chris Date