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Virtue in crisis: Enlightenment perspectives

With frightening speed, COVID-19 has brought about a global crisis. In western democracies the phenomenon was first tracked and measured from a distance, then discovered to be not just ‘their’ problem, but ‘ours’ too. In the process,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Apr 2020

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 25, 1767).“He now performs all Sorts of Writing and Scrivening Business as usual.” Silas Downer, a scrivener, went out of town on business for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2017

The Merchant, er, Mooch, of Venice

“I will do anything, Nerissa, ere I will be married to a sponge,” Portia tells her personal assistant early on in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1.2.83). This sponge is one of her suitors, a heavy-drinking German. But she does...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 15 Oct 2016

Fighting stances: The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The kid kicked at my shoes but I didn’t fall. “That’s fine,” I answered without losing my brisk pace. But he – and three or four other friends, I didn’t really slow down to take count – kept up. “That’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 24 Sep 2016

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 14, 1766).“Mr. Garner, from his approved Conduct in the teaching of Youth, having had many Solicitations to open an Academy …” Joseph Garner...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2016

Scarlatti and Ottoboni's Saint in the Making

The liner notes--which came as a CD-rom disc included in the jewel box--of San Filippo Neri recorded by soloists and the Alessandro Stradella Consort, describe the genesis of the oratorio form in the prayer meetings at the Oratory:The death of St....

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

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 71

Who will in fairest book of Nature know How virtue may best lodged in beauty be, Let him but learn of love to read in thee, Stella, those fair lines which true goodness show. There shall he find all vices’ overthrow, Not by rude force, but sweetest...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 20 Mar 2015

Intellectual Virtues and Graduate Attributes

What intellectual habits do universities promote? We train students to become experts in various subjects, to earn the intellectual autonomy we earned in our time. Is it an over-reach to say that we train students in intellectual virtues? Virtue’s...
From: Michael Ullyot on 6 Jan 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 62

Late tired with woe, even ready for to pine, With rage of love, I called my love unkind; She in whose eyes love, though unfelt, doth shine, Sweet said that I true love in her should find. I joyed, but straight thus watered was my wine, That love...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 14 Nov 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 52

A strife is grown between Virtue and Love, While each pretends that Stella must be his: Her eyes, her lips, her all, saith Love, do this Since they do wear his badge, most firmly prove. But Virtue thus that title doth disprove: That Stella (O dear name)...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 1 Jul 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

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 40

As good to write, as for to lie and groan, O Stella dear, how much thy power hath wrought, That hast my mind, none of the basest, brought, My still-kept course, while others sleep, to moan. Alas, if from the height of Virtue’s throne Thou canst...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 12 Jan 2014

How to Invite a Man Home, 1642

Nikolaus Knüpfer, Portrait d'un CoupleAccording to Cupids Schoole: Wherein Yong Men and Mayds May Learne Diverse Sorts of New, Witty, Amorous Complements (1642), here's what to say if you want to invite a gentleman home with you: “To invite one...
From: Ask the Past on 2 Dec 2013

An Interview with Jan Garside

Jan Garside, a textile artist, recently completed a set of three responses to our research and to the ‘Virtue and Vice’ exhibition at Hardwick Hall. A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Jan to talk through her inspiration and the challenges...

Weaving histories: contemporary textiles at Hardwick Hall

Yesterday, I made another trip to Hardwick Hall to help (well, mainly watch) textile artist Jan Garside and her collaborators install a set of three responses to our research, and to the themes of the ‘Virtue and Vice’ exhibition. Jan’s...

Picture of a reading table?

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about Bess of Hardwick’s reading. What I didn’t mention there was the description of the table on which Bess kept her books. According to the 1601 inventory of Hardwick, Bess’s books sat in her bedchamber,...

Public History at Hardwick

As regular readers of this blog will know, the Conversion Narratives team were delighted to welcome Hannah Hogan into our ranks during the spring term. Hannah has written a new blog post, reflecting on her experiences as an intern, working towards the...

A book that converted…

As part of the work of putting together the ‘Virtue and Vice’ exhibition, I got to return to a question that has fascinated me for a long time: women’s reading in the early modern period. Though moralists fulminated against the perils...

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

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