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Budo Horoscope

1589

 

It is now generally accepted that Shakespeare was an avid practioner of martial arts. Indeed, recent findings prove beyond doubt that his so-called Lost Years were filled with extensive study of various Budo styles. Already at that time they were being poisoned by charlatanry and certified cut-purses. The poet bewrayed the appalling conditions with succinct phrases, many of which became the one-liners of the Elizabethan era. Among them is the below reproduced and long lost prognostication. There is even strong evidence that the bard's entire work was shaped by this topic, so his oeuvre has to be seen in a completely different light.

 

 

 

Budo Zodiac Sign

 

Astral Prediction

Subject

 

Dead End

You are easier to be played on than a pipe ! This is the short and the long of it.

Charlatan

 

Roll

Something is rotten in the state of martial arts. Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't. Away! Thou art poison to my blood.

Tester

 

Stamp

Much ado about nothing. What's in a name ? That which we call a dunghill by any other name would smell as bad.

Keeper of the Seal

 

Sceptre

I can see his pride peep through each part of him. Thou art a Castilian King urinal !

Tutor

 

Puppet

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.

Posse

 

Handcuffs

Menial footmen and silly-ducking sumpters. A sorry sight.

Returner

 

Disappointed Smiley

The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.

Testee

 

Gift

You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely.

Prospect

 

Error

A sea change doth you lead into a fool's paradise.

Doubter

 

it is high time

Now is the winter of your discontent. So wear your heart upon your sleeve.

Moneybag

 

Money

This is very midsummer madness. Vanish into thin air.

Sycophant

 

wind vanes

I scorn you, scurvy companions. Out of my sight ! Thou dost infect my eyes.

Heretic

 

Question mark

Discretion is the lesser part of valour. So screw your courage to the sticking-place, And you'll not fail.

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