The Cult of Da Man

tributes to da man

On the Quality of Da'Man-ness

By Acolyte Karen

~ Borrowing a little Shakespeare from "The Merchant of Venice" ~

"The quality of Da'Man-ness is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the female heart: it is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives and she that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The Almost Handsome better than his gleaming Hessians;
His scepter <*ahem*> shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to wit and charm,
Where doth sit the dread and fear of being bored to death by the Edward Ferrars of this world;
But Da'Man-ness is above this sceptered sway,
It is enthroned in the hearts of Princes,
It is an attribute to Henry Tilney himself,
And earthly power doth then show likest Henry Tilney's
When Da'Man-ness seasons a pleasing address. Therefore, Little Grasshopper,
Though Da'Man-ness be thy goal, consider this,
That in the course of courtship none of us
Should see true love without it: We do pray for lively conversation at the table,
And that same prayer doth teach all to render to the splendid Jane,
Heartfelt thanks for Da' Man.

Copyright © 2001 by the author. All Rights Reserved.

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