Posted By Roger Stritmatter on November 11, 2011
David played the secret chord. That’s what we’re going to look for in the Bard.
The secret chord.
He took David for his example.
“Set your whole delight” in God’s wisdom, urged his uncle Arthur Golding in dedicating his 1571 translation of Calvin’s psalms to him.
“Occupy yourself day and night, to lay it up in your heart….to make your songs of it, to remember it night and day, to count it sweeter than honey, to take it as an heritage, and to make it the joy of your heart.”
So let’s not have any more guff about what a nasty piece of work he was. He was no worse than Lear, Hamlet, Poor Tom, or even….David.
His tongue was the pen of a ready writer….