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Strange News from Shadwell

The Mysterious Death of Alice Fowler

Printed in 1685, Strange News from Shadwell claims to be a ‘true and just relation’ of ‘strange’ events centred on a suspected, but not convicted witch.   1,650 more words


from before

received a lovely mystery package yesterday, amply annotated with postage marks and addresses in deepest canada. inside was a pamphlet ‘from before’ that ken hunt of… 177 more words

I Am Writing

Love's by Lou Rowan (Oystercatcher Press)

In his 1640 publication of prose, Timber: or, Discoveries, Ben Jonson suggested that ‘Language most shewes a man: speake that I may see thee. It springs out of the most retired, and inmost parts of us, and is the Image of the Parent of it, the mind.’ It brought to the fore a sense that the words we use are an integral aspect of who we are: the language we use gives our audience a picture of what is lying hidden in our minds. 632 more words

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Homemade Solar Crop Dryer

Hi All,
Sarah here! I’m digging through old archives at CRMPI and came across this cool pamphlet! Just click on one of these images to view and read.


March 8

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week?

“This masterly Performance merits the closest Attention and Consideration of every true SON OF AMERICA, the Propriety of imposing TAXES on free Subjects.” 286 more words

Daily Advert Update

STANZE by Simon Marsh (Oystercatcher Press)

In an interview with Jane Davies, published by Shearsman in Talk about Poetry (2007), Peter Robinson focused upon one of the most damaging aspects of poetry-writing since the world of The Movement. 762 more words

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Bellow: (v) to emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger.

I do not really want to hear what you have to say about how you hear what I have to say. 236 more words

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