Everything is still so weird. So we need to let our hair down a bit. We need to have a few laughs. So here is
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William Blake (1757-1827) was one of a kind. A printer, an illustrator, a painter, a poet, a visionary, a provocateur. And that’s just the start
I know little about Christopher Smart (1722-1771), apart from the fact that the suffered the torments, like his almost contemporary William Cowper, of an eighteenth-century
Today’s reading is neither poetry nor fiction but is prose of a different sort. It is one of C. S. Lewis’s great essays, one which
Time to take a break from seriousness and intensity. Here’s some much-needed light relief. Patrick Barrington, or as he was to become, the 11th (and
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