Ceres’ Blessing

March 25, 2011

Earth’s increase, foison plenty,
Barns and garners never empty,
Vines and clustering bunches growing,
Plants with goodly burthen bowing;
Spring come to you at the farthest
In the very end of harvest!
Scarcity and want shall shun you;
Ceres’ blessing so is on you.

– Act IV, Scene 1 in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Juno’s Blessing

March 24, 2011

Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
Juno sings her blessings on you.

– Act IV, Scene 1 in The Tempest by William Shakespeare