Friday, October 23, 2009

by his side:





The long-awaited weekend has arrived! And here, to kick off a series of posts concerning Maid Marian!

To me, the great, distinguishing aspect of the story of Maid Marian is that she was always by his side. Not a heroine who limps and flutters in the background, nor one who must dominate the scene and depend only on herself, but a supporting, strong, remarkable, amazing woman with utmost devotion to her beloved.


















Here is an amazing quote from Thomas Love Peacock's Maid Marian:





“May I never again have roof but the blue sky, nor canopy but the
green leaves, nor barrier but the forest-bounds; with the foresters to my
train, Little John to my page, Friar Tuck to my ghostly adviser, and Robin
Hood to my liege lord. I am no longer lady Matilda Fitzwater, of Arlingford
Castle, but plain Maid Marian, of Sherwood Forest."



"Long live Maid Marian!" re-echoed the foresters…





6 COMMENTS:

Evergreena said...

"To me, the great, distinguishing aspect of the story of Maid Marian is that she was always by his side. Not a heroine who limps and flutters in the background, nor one who must dominate the scene and depend only on herself, but a supporting, strong, remarkable, amazing woman with utmost devotion to her beloved."

HEAR HEAR! *claps* I always knew there was a reason why I liked Marian, but I never worded it so well as that.

Equus Delirus said...

We love quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!
B, K, and Will commented on the awesome blog. Sorry about the punctuation, but Peach was in the process of killing us.

Amanda Flynn said...

Aw... such a sweet quote! And I just love that clip from the animated film! :)

Beth Ann said...

Always loved that song as a kid. :)

Marian said...

Great post; I definitely agree!!

Beth Niquette said...

I could not agree more with your description and thoughts about Maid Marian. Such love is beautiful to behold.