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More Golden Numbers

Yesterday I started reading ‘Sweet Content’ by Thomas Dekker.

Sweet Content

ART thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers?
O sweet content!
Art thou rich, yet is thy mind perplex’d?

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2006 Golden Slumbers - The Beatles (1969)

Golden Slumbers was written by Paul McCartney. The song uses lyrics from the lullaby Cradle Song, written by Thomas Dekker in 1603. Golden Slumbers is credited to Lennon-McCartney. 88 more words


Etymology of the Day: Stroll


Stroll has referred to “leisurely walking” since at least 1680, but in the beginning of the 1600s, the word wasn’t quite so innocent and carefree. 221 more words


'That skull had a tongue in it': Skulls, the Flesh, and the Individual in Early Modern Drama

In early modern drama, skulls are not only a symbol of death, but a reminder of the living person. Chloe Owen (King’s College London) gets beneath the skin of an important dramatic device in her  249 more words

New Publications

James I‘s triumphal entry into London (1604)

On this day in 1604, James I, the newly crowned first Stuart King of England, entered  the City of London, and thence processed to  Westminster to attend his first parliament, amid much pomp and pageant.  373 more words

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“Moll Cut-purse, a notorious baggage” (John Chamberlain, 1612)

On this day in 1612, John Chamberlain (see also January 8th posting) wrote:

“This last Sunday Moll Cut-purse, a notorious baggage (that used to go into man’s apparel and challenged the field of diverse gallants) was brought to , where she wept bitterly and seemed very penitent, but it is since doubted she was maudlin drunk. 43 more words

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Jake Goes Home enfin disponible !

Ça fait très longtemps que je n’ai pas posté ici par manque de temps.

Même si vous le savez surement déjà, Jack Goes Home, le film qu’à écrit et réalisé Thomas est sorti le 14 octobre ! 173 more words

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