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Perfecting the Life or Perfecting the Art? (1/2)

As a bridge between last week’s posts on the subject of psychopathy and next week’s on the theme of poetry, it seemed a good idea to look again at a couple of posts I wrote on the relationship between creativity and psychopathology. 1,019 more words


A Hymn to God the Father and Other Poems

The plan is to read (at least) one poem every day through 2015 and then once a week, or as quickly as possible thereafter, write a blog post containing the name of the poem (and poet), the line that stood out most for me and a brief explanation why. 1,231 more words

Nineteenth Century Poetry


One of the less succesful moments in the search through St Saviour’s records for Edmund Shakespeare, his immortal brother William and Southwark in general was when I stumbled on a payment in the London records “ 1,193 more words


Ode to Himself

Where dost thou careless lie,
Buried in ease and sloth?
Knowledge that sleeps doth die;
And this security,
It is the common moth,
That eats on wits, and arts and oft destroys them both. 179 more words

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Mischief Personified

“Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.”
– Ben Jonson
(English playwright, 1572 – 1637)

This mischievous pair liked to use the roof of my tent as their playground!

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Lyrics

Title  Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Composer  Ben Jonson, John Wall Callcott
Composition’s Year  1616 (Lyrics), 1790 (Music)
First Recording Artist  Emilio DeGogorza… 199 more words

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Almighty Dollar

When someone views material goods and possessions as more valuable than anything else in life, it’s said that the person has placed his or her faith in the… 816 more words

Charles Dickens