Category : The Vault

Older screeds that may not be fit for public consumption.


Here are various bits and pieces dating as far back as 1980.  Many have not aged well, but have been grouped here for historical purposes. The Renaissance Diaries, volume 1 (2002) Renaissance Redux, volume 2 (20..

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The Contrivance gave them Delight, and the Novelty rais’d their Admiration. They could learn them perfectly, and repeat them often, by which means the Instructions of Virtue covertly contain’d in them, were inculcated on their Minds. –Sir Richard Blackmore, Prince Arthur: A Heroick Poem in Ten Books When I first decided to write The Renaissance ..

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The golden Sun in splendor likest Heaven Allur’d his eye: Thither his course he bends Through the calm Firmament; but up or downe By center, or eccentric, hard to tell, Or Longitude, where the great Luminarie Alooff the vulgar Constellations thick, That from his Lordly eye keep distance due, Dispenses Light from farr; —Paradise Lost: ..

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Dread not the shackles; on with thine intent, Good wits get more fame by their punishment. –Robert Herrick (1591-1674) Episode the First A Primer for Those Who Might One Day Have the Opportunity Master Goliard meets The Texas Renaissance Festival or A wearied pilgrim I have wander’d here. I’m dreaming of a brisk autumn day ..

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Thus ill bestedd, and fearefull more of shame, Then of the certaine perill he stood in, Halfe furious vnto his foe he came, Resolv’d in minde all suddenly to win. –Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599) Episode the Second Not Every Thyng is Meet and Good or Thongs and Hairy Buttocks. Saturday, 12 October 2002 7:10am Thank God–‘the ..

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Great lords, wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss, But cheerly seek how to redress their harms. What though the mast be now blown overboard, The cable broke, the holding-anchor lost, And half our sailors swallow’d in the flood? –Queen Margaret, from Shakespeare’s Henry VI Episode the Third Handling Water, Music or Slip slidin’ ..

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