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A MOOC: The Literature of the English Country House?


The great hall at Penshurst

Dear Friends and Readers,

The other night I embarked on listening to another of these sets of videos sent out by English universities and designated MOOCs: Mass Online Courses. 6,111 more words

20th Century Culture

"Underneath this stone doth lie As much beauty as could die"

Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.

Wouldst thou hear what man can say
In a little? Reader, stay.
Underneath this stone doth lie
As much beauty as could die;

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Music

Books Acquired Recently

Blake, William. Blake. Ed. Ruthven Todd. New York: Dell, 1960.

Browning, Robert. Browning. Ed. Reed Whittemore. New York: Dell, 1960.

Herbert, George. Herbert… 285 more words

Literature

"Sweet Swan of Avon" Refers to the Poet-Playwright of Hampton Court Palace!

At the recent conference of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship in Madison, Wisconsin, the multi-talented Alexander Waugh of England delivered a talk that should be picked up by the New York… 474 more words

Authorship

Month 5 (September 1864): ‘Cozeners at Large’: Scurrilous Partnerships in The Alchemist and Our Mutual Friend

This guest post was contributed by Lydia Craig, MA student at Loyola University, Chicago.

Ben Jonson’s ironic prologue to The Alchemist (1610) might easily describe the grimy, depressive atmosphere of Charles Dickens’ … 1,735 more words

Charles Dickens

An insight into a Shakespearean playhouse

When I began research for my novel, I didn’t know that one of the world’s most important documents about 16th century drama was sitting in a school library less than a mile from my front door. 415 more words

Writing

Similar theme, different approach

After reading Robert Herrick’s “Delight in Disorder” and Ben Jonson’s “Still to Be Neat” for the first time, I was oddly more fascinated by and drawn to Ben Jonson’s method of tackling the “natural beauty is true beauty” theme.  252 more words

Rhythm And Meter (9/4)