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Betrayed: Prophet Peden at Pingerrach in 1685.

When the outlawed preacher Alexander Peden was in Carrick in the summer of 1685, his presence in a house was allegedly betrayed to government forces by an informer… Pingerroch ‘39. After this [Peden in Wigtownshire in mid June, 1685], he was to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jun 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 48

Soul’s joy, bend not those morning stars from me, Where virtue is made strong by beauty’s might, Where love is chasteness, pain doth learn delight, And humbleness grows one with majesty. Whatever may ensue, O let me be Co-partner of the riches of...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 May 2014

Toronto Theatre: More Thoughts

About a year ago, prompted by the mess at the Factory Theatre, I started writing a series of blog posts about what bothered me about our city’s theatre scene. Kelly Nestruck’s article in this Saturday’s Globe and Mail about one of Toronto’s...
From: dispositio on 28 Jul 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 25

The wisest scholar of the wight most wise, By Phoebus’ doom, with sugared sentence says, That virtue, if it once met with our eyes, Strange flames of love it in our souls would raise; But for that man with pain his truth descries, While he each...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 Jun 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 18

With what sharp checks I in myself am shent, When into Reason’s audit I do go: And by just counts myself a bankrupt know Of all those goods, which heaven to me hath lent: Unable quite to pay even Nature’s rent, Which unto it by birthright...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 8 Mar 2013

Peden’s Stone by Auchensoul Hill near Barr

Road to Barr from the Ruin at Lane Toll © Billy McCrorie and licensed for reuse. The field preacher Alexander Peden is said to have a conventicle at a distinctive whin stone one-and-a-half miles from the village of Barr in Barr parish, Carrick. Is Peden’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Feb 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 14

Alas, have I not pain enough, my friend, Upon whose breast a fiercer gripe doth tire Than did on him who first stole down the fire, While Love on me doth all his quiver spend, But with your rhubarb words you must contend To grieve me worse, in saying...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 11 Jan 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 9

Queen Virtue’s court, which some call Stella’s face, Prepared by Nature’s choicest furniture, Hath his front built of alabaster pure; Gold is the covering of that stately place. The door, by which, sometimes, comes forth her grace, Red...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 Nov 2012

Soulpepper: Requiem for a Dream

This is an obituary. Let me quote Soulpepper’s own company history, a history that traces the progress from a “dream” to “making the dream a reality” to the birth of “a new company”: Soulpepper Theatre Company...
From: dispositio on 8 Nov 2012

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 5

It is most true—that eyes are formed to serve The inward light; and that the heavenly part Ought to be king; from whose rules, who doth swerve, Rebels to Nature, strive for their own smart. It is most true, what we call Cupid’s dart, An image...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 21 Sep 2012

A Theatrical Treat

I am happy. Tonight, I saw a genuine piece of theatre. A show that did the sorts of things that I go to the theatre for. The things theatre can do and film can’t. That show was Soulpepper’s production of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Royal Comedians,...
From: dispositio on 18 Sep 2012

Crucible; Critics; Despair

I wasn’t going to write anything about this. But now I’ve read Robert Cushman’s review of Soulpepper’s Crucible, and now I’m incensed; so now I have to write about this. Soulpepper’s Crucible is a very well-acted performance...
From: dispositio on 30 Aug 2012

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