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Horseman, Pass By

One of the nicest things about teaching: returning to texts and authors I haven’t read for years. This week, some of my students have been studying Yeats. 488 more words

November news

Last Friday saw the publication of my first full length, peer-reviewed article, Verse Epitaphs and the Memorialisation of Women in Reformation England, commissioned by… 179 more words


Epitaphs, Monday 7 Nov. 2016

Under this sod, and under these trees,
Lieth the body of Samuel Pease;
He is not in this hole, but only his pod,
He shelled out his soul and went up to God. 96 more words


The Lord of the Manor and the local ratcatcher lie equal in their eternal sleep under the traffic’s drone - a visit to St Leonard's, Streatham

The substantial church of St Leonards at Streatham could almost be seen as God’s’ traffic calming measure as it makes the drivers on the busy Streatham High Road inch past its walls.  2,076 more words

Cemetery Excursions

Lotta – the dachshund with the waggiest tail…….Knebworth House’s pet cemetery

As you enter the formal gardens at Knebworth, please take a moment to visit  the eternally slumbering residents of its pet cemetery which is nearby.   Although not signposted it does appear on the Knebworth map.Most stately homes have one if you know where to look and they give another insight into the lives of the owners and the animals who shared their lives however briefly. 504 more words

Pet Cemeteries

You Stay Missed

Crushed ‘neath these epitaphs,
I see how dead you are
In my pool of tears you stay
Missed, forever missed.

Songs of a Ruin

The Crestfallen

According to Aulus Gellius, here is the epitaph of Pacuvius (Gellius I.24.4)

“Young man, even though you hurry by, this stone
asks you to look on it and then to read what is written. 411 more words