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‘the King and the pawn go back in the same box’

When I turned 16 and took my driver’s test, I passed the parallel parking part with perfection. In the years since, I’ve been able to maneuver this technique fairly flawlessly. 662 more words

Real Jacki

Hope Springs Eternal

well it does for auctioneers, obviously. With each lot, we hope that it will fly, and are disappointed for those that fall back to earth!  This book, though, is bound to live up to our hopes. 66 more words

Old & Rare

Analytical Blog Summary #1

While I haven’t specifically mentioned this in every blog post i’ve noticed that while in the process of writing these posts a common thing I think about mentioning is the idea that the more you magnify something the more distorted it becomes, most specifically reference margaret Cavendish’s analogy, ““magnifying glasses are like a high heel to a short leg, which if it be made too high, it is apt to make the wearer fall, and at the best can do no more than represent exterior figures in a bigger, and so in a more deformed shape and posture than naturally they are” (p.2205). 208 more words

Robinson Crusoe

Foundations of Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in Enlightenment Literature

An ethos of British Imperialism signifying multitudes of determinations in the particular mind-states of counter-hegemonic formation exist in the works of Jonathan Swift, Daniel Dafoe, and Margaret Cavendish. 317 more words

Alexander Pope

John Pierpont

Ah, yes, I remember why I got bogged down in my reading of the Library of America’s collection of 19th century American poetry: heroic couplets. Every man and his dog tried his hand at an epic in this worst of all forms, or so it seems. 556 more words


Swift's Explicit and Implicit Caricatures of Royal Society

In the Nathaniel Schwass’ publication, “Untenable Ingenuity: the Inane Descriptions of the Travel Log,” the author demonstrates that in Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift has crafted Gulliver- the protagonist who observes absurd worlds into this account summary. 561 more words

Gulliver: The Butt Of A Joke (9/28, 10/5)


Charge: (v) to rush in a particular direction

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

It’s a line from Alexander Pope.

‘Tis a beautiful thought–but the absence of charging into the conflict often leaves things unaccomplished. 151 more words

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