Is it thy will, thy image should keep open
My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,
While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee
So far from home into my deeds to pry,
To find out shames and idle hours in me,
The scope and tenor of thy jealousy?
O, no! thy love, though much, is not so great:
It is my love that keeps mine eye awake:
Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
To play the watchman ever for thy sake:
For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,
From me far off, with others all too near.



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Book: 'The Seven Against Thebes' - Aeschylus.
Sounds: Synaulia.
TV: Up the Women.
Subject: Russian (Unit 4).
Site: The Ministry of Burlesque.
Wiki: Ancient Rome.
Project: Sequin Studio.
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The Forsyte Saga

George: Oh, they'll take anyone now if he's got money. Breeding's dead Soames. We're all engulfed in one vast, petrol-smelling, democratic cheerio.
Soames Forsyte: Quite.


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The Rooms
Room 101

Invented by George Orwell in his masterpiece '1984'; Room 101 originally contained the thing that we most fear. Having been re-invented by the BBC, it can now also be the place to which we metaphorically banish those things we hate. Here are the 5 things I would banish, what would you?

Spiders: Scuttling servants of Satan. To anyone who says they're necessary, I say 'get a gecko': Same job, less legs.
Animal Thieves: Anyone who believes a living creature is a commodity that can be stolen and traded is beneath contempt.
Maliciousness: Bambi's mother had the right idea, if you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything.
The Beatles: Or rather what they represent: the decline of a society of responsibility into the cult of the teenager and with it the loss of decorum, education, kindness and safety. But more importantly ballroom dancing and flirting ;)

Room Fluffy

The antithesis of Room 101 and invented by Stephen Fry on the BBC Television programme 'Room 101' as an antidote to the negativity of the traditional Room 101. This is where all things of loveliness are placed for eternity.

Cats: The sound of purring is one of the most mesmerizing sounds in existance.
TV: One of the greatest inventions. TV is an art form and an educational tool that deserves a lot more credit than it currently receives. Power to the couch potato!

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