Friday, May 29, 2015

In Her Own Words: Queen Elizabeth I

I found an interesting site today while looking for, of all things, pictures of actor Erik King...! Somehow one of the search links I followed led me to Luminarium: An Anthology of English Literature - especially this page, which features the collected extant writings of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Here's just a snippet of a little poem she wrote that I think still has meaning today:

No crooked leg, no bleared eye, 
No part deformed out of kind,
Nor yet so ugly half can be
As the inward, suspicious mind. 

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