Now the devil that told me I did well Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.
It is as if Homer not only chronicled the siege of Troy, but conducted the siege as well. As if Shakespeare set his play writing aside to lead the English against the Armada.
O, would the deed were good! For now the devil, that told me I did well, Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.william shakespeare
Turned the wrong way around, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied in "History", harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.philip roth