Friday, October 14, 2016

Every cloud has a silver lining


This phrase was authored by John Milton in his 1634 work Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle.  
I see ye visibly, and now believe
That he, the Supreme Good, to whom all things ill
Are but as slavish officers of vengeance,
Would send a glistering guardian, if need were 
To keep my life and honour unassailed. 
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud 
Turn forth her silver lining on the night? 
I did not err; there does a sable cloud 
Turn forth her silver lining on the night, 
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.

The phrase morphed throughout the years to the one we use today. Read about its evolution here


One afternoon I was driving and spotted the silver lining. 
So I had to stop and capture it! 







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