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"as an ook cometh of a litel spir"

It seems appropriate, on a wedding anniversary, to wonder about the future years as much as to remember the ones that have already accumulated. And so I was glad to walk down to the lower trail and dig up two tiny oak seedlings I saw on a walk last week. 419 more words

Medieval History: A Useful Fiction

Medieval Lives

Terry Jones (2004)

Film Review

In this BBC series from 2004, Monty Python comic and amateur historian Terry Jones gives us a brief overview of what medieval life was really like. 482 more words

Hidden History

A conversation with José Francisco Botelho

Last February 2016, José Francisco Botelho, Chaucer’s award-winning Brazilian translator, traveled to Connecticut. He was scheduled to speak twice, at Central Connecticut State University on translating… 120 more words


CHAUCER by Richard West (Book Review)

This biography of Chaucer is as much a portrait of the period as of the man. Perhaps more so, but I will come back to that. 790 more words


Chaucerian Stanza or Rhyme Royal

This is Frank Hubeny. The form today is the Chaucerian stanza or rhyme royal. Both names tell some of its history. According to Lewis Turco in his “The Book of Forms” Chaucer introduced it into English and James I of Scotland wrote poems using the form. 204 more words

Meeting The Bar: Critique And Craft