Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.
["For this was Saint Valentine's Day, 
when every bird cometh there to choose his mate"]
Geoffrey Chaucer, Parlement of Foules (1382)

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime, 
And I a maid at your window, 
To be your Valentine. 
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes, 
And dupp'd the chamber-door; 
Let in the maid, that out a maid 
Never departed more.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, 
thou art every day my Valentine!
Thomas Hood


Post a Comment