Monday, March 16, 2009

The arch-enchanters wand!

Today, my application as a "Professional" category member of the “Professional Writers of Canada” was accepted!

On this auspicious occasion we shall regale you with The Cardinal's line in Act II, scene II from the 1839 play, Richelieu; or the Conspiracy
True, This! -
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! - itself a nothing! -
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! - Take away the sword -
States can be saved without it!

Edward Bulwer-Lytton