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Birthday Morbidity.

Fifteen years ago, I used to celebrate my Fall birthday for a whole month. From October 1st to All Hallows Eve, it was all about me. 576 more words


Lollipop and His Excuse for Loving


(forgive my indulgence)

I have grown tired of licking
trying to get to the center
of this shiny cherry lollipop
in mouth-watering anticipation so long… 296 more words

Poems By Me

MOOCs: Literature of the English Country House? Shakespeare's World

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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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


"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


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