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A survey of the cities of London and Westminster

"Because I know that time is always time And place is always place and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place" Ash Wednesday T.S. Eliot. 1930   Before giving a... Continue Reading →

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster

"Because I know that time is always time And place is always place and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place" Ash Wednesday T.S. Eliot. 1930   Before giving a... Continue Reading →

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster

"Because I know that time is always time And place is always place and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place" Ash Wednesday T.S. Eliot. 1930   Before giving a... Continue Reading →

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things!

Lucretius, has always made me feel hopeful and some how more connected to the universe and less to the subjective problems we perceive. “Happy is he who has discovered the causes of things and has cast beneath his feet all fears, unavoidable fate, and the din of the devouring Underworld.”  VIRGIL “In De Rerum Natura, Lucretius […]

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 […]

VERY ‘CURIOUS TRAVELS’

Every time I open this book, I get another and new appreciation for the Seventeenth century, even by 1708 I think people thought it was amazing.  This  volume of MISCELLANEA CURIOSA is ' a collection of Voyages" but it is... Continue Reading →

A rational, compendious way to convince

John Keynes was one of the intended victims of Titus Oates'  Popish Plot 335G  Keynes, John.     1625-1697 A rational, compendious way to convince,  without any dispute, all persons whatsoever, dissenting from the true religion. By J.K London : s.n.], Printed... Continue Reading →

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things!

Lucretius, has always made me feel hopeful and some how more connected to the universe and less to the subjective problems we perceive. "Happy is he who has discovered the causes of things and has cast beneath his feet all... Continue Reading →

A voyage to the East-Indies.

"All mankind have a certain Natural propensity to Curiosity, but Young people have commonly a greater Inclination to satisfy their own Fancies,taken up for the most part with Novelties, than those who are arrived to a ripe Age, For my... Continue Reading →

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