posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Biigs
i read somwhere some nutters want to dig up Shakespeare's corpse to test for drug use.
for the record though Seus ->Shakespeare
Drug usage was very common is Shakespeare's day. It's not beyond the realms of possibilty that the Bard partook in a bit of recreational drug-taking
from time to time.
Almost 200 years after Shakespeare's death, opium became very popular in Britain. In fact, many British poets and authors took opium. British poet
Samuel Coleridge Taylor wrote "Kubla Khan" one night in 1797 in his lonely farmhouse on Exmoor after he experienced an opium influenced dream after
reading a work describing Xanadu, the summer palace of the Mongol ruler and Emperor of China Kublai Khan. The poem is the one which begins:
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
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