"What Win I If I Gain The Thing Thing I seek?"
I have no idea which forum to throw this into, but when i was on my mission I heard a motivational talk tape by (I believe) a well known church member, who quoted and disected a section from Shakespeare's poem "Lucrece" (it has a fuller name, but I don't know how much auto-filtering this site does, so don't want to be Auto-Banned before asking my question.
The gist of the section of poem is where a man is contemplating committing a most terrible crime against a most famously chaste woman. His thoughts are:
'What win I, if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy-
Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week?
Or sells eternity to get a toy?
For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?
Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown,
Would with the sceptre straight be strucken down'
In the motivational talk, the speaker dissects this passage, showing the thought patterns involved in choosing between right and wrong.
Cut to the chase: has anyone else heard this talk tape and/or has any idea who gave it. Even better, does anyone know if it is still available, and from where?
Any help would be much appreciated!