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Facts are Stubborn Things

Let us claim for this Opuscule the merit of opening your eyes to the tendencies of your nature, and the probable results of those tendencies. Let this brochure be the means by which you may so encourage your finer instincts, and so combat and neutralize your evil ones, that by attention to the aptitudes and weaknesses with which you entered this world, you may learn and labour truly to get your own living…

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A Restless Ecstasy ...


It’s been a long, hard, day.  No, really!  In amongst the pre-school meeting; the marking; the trying to keep your errant Year 11s just on this side of hysteria, given they have their second English Lit exam on Friday; the data (two classes’ worth, by lunchtime, thanks very much); the lunchtime storytelling club for younger pupils; the broken photocopiers; and the almost insignificant matter of actually teaching,  you need an oasis of calm. 229 more words

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: Die Kontroverse um seine Identität und Autorschaft

Die Debatte um die Verfasserschaft von Shakespeares Werken hat eine Geschichte. Dabei wird daran gezweifelt, dass Shakespeare aus Stratford der Autor war. 

William Shakespeare ist sicherlich der berühmteste Dramatiker der Welt, bekannt durch Werke wie… 1,030 more words


The Model-Mistress-Muse Paradigm: Henrietta Moraes

On the 22nd of May 1931, British model, muse and memoirist Audrey Wendy Abbott known as Henrietta Moraes was born in Simla, India, where her father was stationed in the Indian Air Force. 1,081 more words

Art History

Telescoped quotations – from Francis Bacon back to King Salomon

Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626), like his almost contemporary fellow philosopher Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was very fond of quotations. Both their main works: Bacon’s… 166 more words

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Chief Lord and Regent of Perpetual Night

The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils unknown to the heathen. The reason was because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies than in any constant belief; for you may imagine what kind of faith theirs was when the chief doctors and fathers of their church were the poets.

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Portrait of Donald Trump as Poet Transforming into a Creature from Out of a Francis Bacon Painting

Sometimes I feel like I’m several billion dollars
worth of tax free income but all you want to do
is kill my high. Like I’ve just had a… 522 more words

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