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Have I not reason to lament what man has made of man

As I walked with my guide dog, Trigger through the park a thousand thoughts chased one another round my head. Suddenly I paused and became aware of the beauty of the birdsong filling my ears and of the warm spring … Continue reading

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Apple’s new Ipad can we find happiness through technology?

As I read the below article, from the Daily Mail regarding the launch of Apple’s new Ipad I felt physically sick. The piece describes people all over the world queuing for days on end to get their hands on Apple’s … Continue reading

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JOHN WILMOT EARL OF ROCHESTER

While searching for the poetry of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester I came across the below post which provides an interesting (albeit very brief) portrait of the man together with one of his more explicit poems http://vote-sanchez.blogspot.com/2010/12/born-too-soon-2-john-wilmot-2nd-earl-of.html

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THE EPICURE BY THOMAS JORDAN

THE EPICURE Sung by one in the Habit of a Town Gallant Let us drink and be merry, dance, joke and rejoice, With Claret and Sherry, Theorbo and Voice: The changeable world to our joy is unjust, All treasure uncertain, … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN OF SHADOW BY ERNEST CHRISTOPHER DOWSON

As those of you who dip into this site from time to time will know Dowson is a great favourite of mine. He only lived for 32 years (1867-1900) however, during this brief span he produced some of the most … Continue reading

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THE TIGER BY WILLIAM BLAKE

“Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the … Continue reading

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OZYMANDIAS BY SHELLEY

The current events in Libya with what appears to be the impending fall of Colonel Gaddafi brought to mind Shelley’s poem, Ozymandias   “I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone … Continue reading

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