marnanightingale: (and filthily written)
The last round of Animal and Object is fairly recent, so I think it's time for a round of the Quotations Game.


1) The first word of your quotation must start with the first letter of the last word of the last quotation.


"Like them, I left a settled life; I threw it all away" (Stan Rogers, Northwest Passage)
"As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go" (John Donne, A Valediction Forbidding Mourning)
"Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?" (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

2) The result should make for a rough, if surreal, sort of narrative – on at least the fairly low level of the example texts. Otherwise the game isn't much fun. Extra bragging rights are awarded for extreme aptness, funniness, pun creation, double entendre creation, clever refutations, etc. Don't get too hung up on interpreting this rule. Have fun. Try to make your quote fun for whoever gets it. Don't just plug in a quote with no other claim to being there than it beginning with the right letter, basically.

3) All quotes must have attribution. Being reminded of stuff you haven't read in ages is half the fun!

4) Quotations may be from songs, poems, plays, fiction, or reasonably non-specialist prose (i.e. Charles Lamb is in; Malinowski is okay, Problems In Physics, 5th Ed., is right out. Aim for a level where even people who don't recognise the work will vaguely recognise the source)

4) The same source (author, not work) may not be repeated within 5 quotes.

5) Googling to check accuracy is not only allowed but encouraged.

6) Please do not thread comments; it leads to an inability to easily tell which quotation is presently the last.

Have fun! Here is your beginning quotation:

"It lies not in our power to love, or hate/For will in us is over-rul'd by fate." (Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander)


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