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