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Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 104 and Eleventh Song

Envious wits, what hath been mine offence, That with such poisonous care my looks you mark, That to each word, nay, sigh, of mine you hark, As grudging me my sorrow’s eloquence? Ah, is it not enough that I am thence, Thence, so far thence, that...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Jun 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 92 and Tenth Song

Be your words made, good sir, of Indian ware, That you allow me them by so small rate? Or do you cutted Spartans imitate? Or do you mean my tender ears to spare That to my questions you so total are? When I demand of Phoenix Stella’s state, You...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 9 Jan 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 9

Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame, Who seek, who hope, who love, who live but thee; Thine eyes my pride, thy lips mine history; If thou praise not, all other praise is shame. Nor so ambitious am I as to frame A nest for my young praise in laurel...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 15 Dec 2015

Bidford-on-Avon and the Shakespeare legend

Back in June 2015 a farm vehicle struck the fifteenth-century stone bridge at Bidford-on-Avon, a few miles downstream from Stratford. Bidford was once, as Stratford still is, a market town and its bridge marks a crossing that goes back to Roman times....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Jul 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 79

Sweet kiss, thy sweets I fain would sweetly indite, Which even of sweetness sweetest sweet’ner art: Pleasing’st consort, where each sense holds a part; Which, coupling doves, guides Venus’ chariot right; Best charge,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 15 Jul 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 78

O how the pleasant airs of true love be Infected by those vapours which arise From out that noisome gulf, which gaping lies Between the jaws of hellish jealousy: A monster, others’ harm, self-misery, Beauty’s plague, virtue’s scourge,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 30 Jun 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 72 and Second Song

Desire, though thou my old companion art, And oft so clings to my pure love, that I One from the other scarcely can descry, While each doth blow the fire of my heart; Now from thy fellowship I needs must part; Venus is taught with Dian’s wings to...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 3 Apr 2015

#RhymeYourPhD

…is an idea suggested on Twitter, over the weekend, by Cambridge early modernist Liesbeth Corens - Now I want ‘Rhyme your PhD’ like ‘dance your PhD’. Could be part of our ‘creative conference presentations’, @historywomble...
From: historywomble on 5 Jan 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 63, and First Song

O grammar-rules, O now your virtues show; So children still read you with awful eyes, As my young dove may, in your precepts wise, Her grant to me by her own virtue know; For late, with heart most high, with eyes most low, I craved the thing which ever...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 28 Nov 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 54

Because I breathe not love to everyone, Nor do not use set colors for to wear, Nor nourish special locks of vowed hair, Nor give each speech a full point of a groan, The courtly nymphs, acquainted with the moan Of them who in their lips Love’s standard...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 25 Jul 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 51

Pardon mine ears, both I and they do pray, So may your tongue still fluently proceed, To them that do such entertainment need, So may you still have somewhat new to say. On silly me do not the burden lay, Of all the grave conceits your brain doth breed; But...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 Jun 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 43

Fair eyes, sweet lips, dear heart, that foolish I Could hope by Cupid’s help on you to prey; Since to himself he doth your gifts apply, As his main force, choice sport, and easeful stay. For when he will see who dare him gainsay, Then with those eyes...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 21 Feb 2014

Nursery Rhymes

It can be hard to find a topic relating to the seventeenth century that is seasonally appropriate. The last thing I want to write about, let alone read, at Christmas are stories of death and misery! And, of course, we are talking about the century when...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 15 Dec 2013

Rhyme’s Reason: Time divides

Jim, summer 1978 (age 29-30), in Seaman Avenue NYC flat, with few-months old Laura — memories surround what’s left Time. I, that please some, try all, both joy and terror Of good and bad, that make and unfold error, Now take upon me, in...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Oct 2013

The Week in Early American History

This Sunday, Rachel Herrmann presents the Week in Early American History
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 27

Because I oft, in dark abstracted guise Seem most alone in greatest company, With dearth of words, or answers quite awry, To them that would make speech of speech arise, They deem, and of their doom the rumor flies, That poison foul of bubbling pride...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 11 Jul 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 26

Though dusty wits dare scorn astrology, And, fools, can think those lamps of purest light, Whose numbers, ways, greatness, eternity, Promising wonders, wonder do invite, To have for no cause birthright in the sky, But for to spangle the black weeds of...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 28 Jun 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 15

You that do search for every purling spring Which from the ribs of old Parnassus flows; And every flower, not sweet perhaps, which grows Near thereabouts into your poesy wring; You that do dictionary’s method bring Into your rhymes, running in rattling...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Jan 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 13

Phoebus was judge between Jove, Mars, and Love, Of those three gods, whose arms the fairest were: Jove’s golden shield did eagle sables bear, Whose talons held young Ganymede above: But in vert field Mars bare a golden spear, Which through a bleeding...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 27 Dec 2012

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