Baroque Myriam

Shakespeare vs. KJV Bible

Which is easier to read, Shakespeare or the King James Version of the Bible?

I’d say that the Bible is easier to read. Shakespeare is great. I really do like reading his works, but the language is extremely hard to understand. For example,

“…Out of this silence yet I picked a welcome;

 And in the modesty of fearful duty

 I read as much as from a rattling tongue

 Of saucy and audacious eloquence.

 Love, therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity

 In least speak most, to my capacity.”

          A Midsummer Night’s Dream­—Act V, Scene I

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