"Divides one thing entire to many objects; Like perspectives, which rightly gazed upon show nothing but confusion..." - William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
I read plenty of Shakespeare in high school, especially in drama. I have a lot of difficulty making sense of things he says, such as the above.
Is Shakespeare proper English? Would this have been clear, easily understood material back in his day? In other words, have all the changes in the English language over time made the material difficult to comprehend? Is the material subjective poetry?