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194. Sherborne, DORSET.

“His ghost is said to walk around the old castle garden … and to disappear in the arbour, by the tree known as Raleigh’s Oak…” 94 more words


'Go Soul the Body's Guest'

Wikipedia Poem, No. 755

go soul the body’s guest upon a thankless errand fear not to touch the best the truth shall be thy warrant go since i needs must die and give the world the lie say to the court it glows and shines like rotten wood say to the church it shows what’s good and doth no good if church and court reply then give them both the lie tell potentates they live acting by others’ action not loved unless they give not strong but by a faction if potentates reply give potentates the lie tell men of high condition that manage the estate their purpose is ambition their practice only hate and if they once reply then give them all the lie tell them that brave it most they beg for more by spending who in their greatest cost seek nothing but commending and if they make reply then give them all the lie tell zeal it wants devotion tell love it is but lust tell time it is but motion tell flesh it is but dust and wish them not reply for thou must give the lie tell age it daily wasteth tell honor how it alters tell beauty how she blasteth tell favor how it falters and as they shall reply give every one the lie tell wit how much it wrangles in tickle points of niceness tell wisdom she entangles herself in overwiseness and when they do reply straight give them both the lie tell physic of her boldness tell skill it is pretension tell charity of coldness tell law it is contention and as they do reply so give them still the lie tell fortune of her blindness tell nature of decay tell friendship of unkindness tell justice of delay and if they will reply then give them all the lie tell arts they have no soundness but vary by esteeming tell schools they want profoundness and stand too much on seeming if arts and schools reply give arts and schools the lie tell faith it’s fled the city tell how the country erreth tell manhood shakes off pity tell virtue least preferreth and if they do reply spare not to give the lie so when thou hast as i commanded thee done blabbing although to give the lie deserves no less than stabbing stab at thee he that will no stab the soul can kill… 9 more words


Ride, Boldly Ride...

Today in History, March 20, 1616:

Gaily bedight,

A gallant knight,

In sunshine and in shadow,

Had journeyed long,

Singing a song,

In search of Eldorado. 185 more words

Creating the Narrative: The Royal Air Force, 'The War in the Air,' and the Origins of a Discipline

While I mentioned the other day that I am giving my first lecture here in Australia in April, I have been remiss in mentioning that in I have also had a conference paper accepted as well. 459 more words

Air Power History

An Ungentlemanly Act

This week, the ‘Stare of the Dog’ visits the unpleasant subject of castration, taking a look back at Dudley’s prized assets and their efficient removal. In truth, his plums were getting so large and obtrusive that it had become a reluctant necessity. 654 more words

Labrador Retriever

Mark your calendars for "Poetry and Lies," 2/20/18

Welcome to the One Page Poetry Circle at St. Agnes Branch Library!
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Place: St. Agnes Branch Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave. 460 more words