“my spirit lifts me high above the ground.
I have an answer ready for any man.
I have the wit to jest even with the saints.
I am as true as flesh and blood may be.
I was not born to sue, but to command.
The heavens dlazed with light upon my birth.
I am part of a glorious cosmis order.
I stand assured and firm upon the earth,
And am called up by an unfolding star.
I walk one tiny step below the angels.
I move with confidence towards godliness.
I am the bridge between all matter and spirit.
I am a courtier, adventurer, poet, swordsman,
A wit, philosopher, musician, and gentleman (or lady)
I sing and dance to the music of the spheres.
I know that music both heals and transforms.
I hunger for my life and will devour it.
Upon this garden earth, I plant my seeds.
My thought are great, and so will be my deeds!”
“Say these words aloud daily, and someday, perchance, thou wilt be worthy to be called Elizabethan.”