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a Shakespearean phrase: ‘this mortal coil’

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Some woman-Hamlets – from The Sketch (London) – 31st May 1899






(literary or humorous)—this mortal coil… 644 more words


The Faerie Queene

Blank eyes

Blank heart

Blank paper to start

And he checks the clock by the minute.

Given task and conceit too huge to conceive

Given time too little to do it. 90 more words



Well, let’s get right down to it, shall we? Here’s Camille Paglia on Spenser’s naughty imagination.

The Faerie Queene is the most extended and extensive meditation on sex in the history of poetry.

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Camille Paglia

The Snow Queene, Book II, Canto I

I have posted the first canto (like a first chapter) of Book II of the Snow Queene.  Whereas, Book I retells the story of  26 more words



n. — a rooster; originally applied as a proper noun like a name, it’s now mostly written without a capital

My lungs began to crow like Chanticleer.

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Amoretti IV: The Eremite's Desire

Author’s Note: Spenserian sonnet without meter.

And I now abiding by my vow
Rest in this cloistered eremite’s cell
And though my spirit must drink now — 101 more words