I love this line from Romeo and Juliet and forgive me if I’m not quoting it entirely right because it is off the top of my head: “That heaven should practice stratagems upon so soft a subject as myself!”
Juliet says this when she is in despair from Romeo’s banishment and her mother’s rejection. What a beautiful phrase to describe such sweet sorrow. I have never in my life heard someone in such command of the English language as Shakespeare. I don’t suspect I ever will. Ordinary people use language as something along the lines of the sea; something that is used, appreciated, and not entirely understood. In this context, that would mean Shakespeare has the ability to create storms at his leisure.