Great Job, Internet!: Anthony Hopkins wistfully wishes Twitter a Happy Valentine’s Day

Though he exudes a certain romanticism, Anthony Hopkins isn’t perhaps anybody’s idea of a romantic. The dude was Hannibal Lector, for Christ’s sake. Still anyone who’s watched Remains of the Day, Titus, or, hell, even Westworld knows the man has a mellifluous way with words, so who better to swoon us with a bit of 19th-century poetry on the sweetest day of the year (besides Sweetest Day, of course).

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Sir Hopkins recites a famous selection from poet Ernest Dowson’s “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam.”

“They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.”

He follows the poem with a sonorous, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” delivering …

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