Friday, December 03, 2004

Immortal with a kiss!

Helen of Troy: the face that launched a thousand ships. Link source:

Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss!

After many years of being quizzed by Rosen, I have learnt that these lines are not from Homer's Illiad after all, but from Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus.

Thank God of serendipity!

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