In this story, which takes place in Belmont near Venice, there lives a beautiful and virtuous young lady by the name of Portia. When her rich father dies, she inherits his fortune. This is the test:
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.
At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school.
And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.
And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound.
Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. The Seven Ages of Man by William Mulready, illustrating the speech World as a stage[ edit ] The comparison of the world to a stage and people to actors long predated Shakespeare.
In his own earlier work, The Merchant of VeniceShakespeare also had one of his main characters, Antoniocomparing the world to a stage: I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.
The number of ages varied: The concept of seven ages derives from mediaeval philosophy, which constructed groups of seven, as in the seven deadly sinsfor theological reasons. The seven ages model dates from the 12th century.
Baldwin, Shakespeare's version of the concept of the ages of man is based primarily upon Palingenius ' book Zodiacus Vitae, a school text he would have studied at the Stratford Grammar School, which also enumerates stages of human life.
He also takes elements from Ovid and other sources known to him.All that glitters is not gold" is a well-known saying, meaning that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so.
This can be applied to the people, places, . Remember: The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. (Proverbs ESV) Comments from fake registrants will not be posted. Are You Getting the Most Out of God’s Word?
A Practical Booklet from John MacArthur—Yours Free! Request Now. Site . "All the world's a stage" is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII Line All that glitters is not gold is a well-known saying, meaning that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so.
This can apply to people, places, . "The quality of mercy" is a quote by Portia in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice; it occurs during Act 4, Scene 1, set in a Venetian Court of Justice. All That Glitters Is Not Gold.: Outward appearance can be greatly misleading.
Gold is a very valuable metal. It has an attractive glittering appearance too.
But it does not mean that everything which glitters like gold should be precious.