Saturday 25 November 2017

Bestowing honours on Daniels come to judgement

Possibly prompted by Daniel Day-Lewis's deserved success at the Oscars, the same Shakespearean phrase kept popping up in my mind all week: "A Daniel come to judgment." Based on a Biblical character, it was first used by Shakespeare in Merchant of Venice where Shylock says:

A Daniel come to

judgment! yea, a Daniel!

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