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Rare Book of the Month: January 2018

Historiae Brytannicae defensio

The first rare book of the month for 2018 is Sir John Price’s Historiae Brytannicae defensio, printed in London in 1573. Price is also known as Prise, or Syr Siôn ap Rhys. 540 more words

Books

Roots and Branches

Yesterday evening, I began dipping into A Conversation Larger than the Universe by Henry Wessells, a very personal history of science fiction, or, more broadly, of fantastika. 744 more words

Books

Ben Jonson's "Song to Celia" ~ The Poem You Did Not Know Was a Song

 One of my favorite love songs comes to us from the poet Ben Jonson. According to Poets.org, “The poet, essayist, and playwright Ben Jonson was born on June 11, 1572 in London, England.  1,036 more words

British History

Mummers Must Advertise: Dorothy L. Sayers, Ben Jonson, Balzac and a Host of Hogglers

Having recounted one tale of a literary reference I thought I’d found (but which turned out to be no such thing), today I’ll relate one which I’m convinced actually is there.  1,430 more words

David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 11-12, Epilogue

— 5.11 —

Volpone walked on a street, alone.

He said to himself, “I have made a snare — a noose — for my own neck by pretending to have died! 3,508 more words

Volpone

David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 9-10

— 5.9 —

Voltore walked over to Mosca and said, “Well, flesh-fly, it is summer with you now.”

A flesh-fly is a fly that lays its eggs in dead bodies. 1,624 more words

Volpone

David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 7-8

— 5.7 —

Voltore complained to himself, “Outstripped thus, by a parasite — a man dependent upon another for the necessities of life! A slave who used to run errands, and make bows for crumbs! 994 more words

Volpone