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Letter, 18th April 1840: to John Russell Smith

16 April 2020

Great Totham Hall near Witham April 18th 1840 Dr Sir, Just as it always is! I now find that I shall not be able to send you the promised parcel of “Bokes” for a fortnight...

‘Smal books for the setting forth of Gods glory’

7 April 2020

Jesus College Libraries Andrewes’ name in an acrostic poem and as an anagram: Fellows’ Library H.13.41(8) (© Jesus College, Oxford) This unassuming pocket-sized...

Charles Clark: UK Pun Champion, 185

27 August 2015

For the past 8 years, there has been an award for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year, the prize went to Darren Walsh for his one liner “I just...