Shakespeare Sunday | 030917

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep" The Tempest

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep” The Tempest, Mr. Shakespeare.

To be honest, I’ve not got a reason for the selection of this one. The Tempest is a great play, but I’m sure this one has been quoted at nearly all the weddings I’ve attended. And always wrong. It’s always read as “We are such stuff as dreams are made of,”. I did double check that it was correct, but why?

It’s just a single letter difference from on to of but there’s so between the two. It’s the difference of being the foundation, to be built upon, to being put into the construct itself, to be part of it. Maybe that’s why people change it for weddings? That people these days at weddings don’t want to build on, but to be molded together.

Or maybe people are just misreading it?

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