Esperance is the Shakespearean Word Of The Day (04/12/15)

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Esperance (n.)

Esperance means hope, expectation, optimism. Esperance is cited in two of William Shakespeare’s plays. I’ve chosen to cite from Troilus and Cressida (TC.V.ii.123) Troilus says to Ulysses: “There is a credence in my heart an Esperance so obstinately strong.”

Thersites (far left with torch) watches Ulysses restraining Troilus as Diomedes seduces Cressida. Painted by Angelica Kauffman in 1789

#ShakespeareanWordOfTheDay,, @FelinaSilver, #FelinaSilverRobinson, #Esperance

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