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Who was The Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot…..?

I find it hard to pin down who Rochester was, maybe it is because he revealed of much contradictory emotion in his verse, or maybe it is his reputation of which so much is written about displays the uneasy relation between actions , feelings and expression. I highly recommend the Movie version of his life […]

‘Adorn’d with Sculptures’ Milton’s Paradise Lost 1688

. . . what in me is dark, Illumine; what is low, raise and support;  that to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, and justify the ways of God to men. (book I, 22–26)  ... Continue Reading →

Who was The Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot…..?

I find it hard to pin down who Rochester was, maybe it is because he revealed of much contradictory emotion in his verse, or maybe it is his reputation of which so much is written about displays the uneasy relation... Continue Reading →

Early Music Books

This morning, thursday I've decided to lighten up from the Puritan books and what I've found are their exact Opposite! Music and Dance. Music books were extremely popular in England and yet today they are scarce, perhaps it is because... Continue Reading →

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