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Contributor Close-Up: Richard J. Werther

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? I’ve always had an interest in writing, but with the demanding jobs I’ve... The post Contributor Close-Up: Richard J. Werther appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Weather in Whaplode, Lincolnshire

It’s a well-known fact that we Brits are obsessed with the weather… and with talking about it. Being an island, the old saying of ‘four seasons in a day’ sometimes seems more than a little accurate, and the weather can –...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Nov 2018

The Cardinal's Ceiling

From "Tesoro del Mondo" (Treasure of the World) Antonio Neri 1598-1600 In the years 1598-1600, newly ordained Florentine priest and alchemist Antonio Neri was hard at work on a manuscript which he titled Tesoro del Mondo (Treasure of...
From: Conciatore on 14 Jun 2017

Gawker, Gossip, and the General Advertiser

I can’t say that I was ever the most avid reader, or the biggest fan, of Gawker. But as the trenchant news website was forced to shut down this week as the result of the combined forces of Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan, I realized that I was being...
From: The Junto on 25 Aug 2016

The Cardinal's Ceiling

From "Tesoro del Mondo" (Treasure of the World)Antonio Neri 1590-1600 In the years 1598-1600, newly ordained Florentine priest and alchemist Antonio Neri was hard at work on a manuscript which he titled Tesoro del Mondo (Treasure of the...
From: Conciatore on 24 Jun 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 98

Ah bed, the field where joy’s peace some do see, The field where all my thoughts to war be trained, How is thy grace by my strange fortune stained! How thy lee shores by my sighs stormed be! With sweet soft shades thou oft invitest me...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 31 Mar 2016

The Cardinal's Ceiling

From Treasure of the World Antonio Neri 1590-1600 In the years 1598-1600, newly ordained Florentine priest and alchemist Antonio Neri was hard at work on a manuscript which he titled Tesoro del Mondo (Treasure of the World). [1]  One...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jul 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 76

She comes, and straight therewith her shining twins do move Their rays to me, who in her tedious absence lay Benighted in cold woe; but now appears my day, The only light of joy, the only warmth of love. She comes, with light and warmth, which like Aurora prove...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 May 2015

Del Monte's Ceiling

From Treasure of the WorldAntonio Neri 1590-1600In Antonio Neri's 1598-1600 manuscript Treasure of the World, one illustration shows an allegorical map in which six roads all lead to the Vatican at its center. A Latin inscription reads, "The different...
From: Conciatore on 4 Jul 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 37

My mouth doth water, and my breast doth swell, My tongue doth itch, my thoughts in labor be; Listen then, lordings, with good ear to me, For of my life I must a riddle tell. Towards Aurora’s court a nymph doth dwell, Rich in all beauties which man’s...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 Dec 2013

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