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To R.K. – James Kenneth Stephen

Will there never come a season Which shall rid us from the curse Of a prose which knows no reason And an unmelodious verse: When the world shall cease to wonder At the genius of an Ass, And a boy’s … Continue reading

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Books That Influence Us: E M Forster

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. E M Forster (1879-1970) Two Cheers for … Continue reading

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21st Century English: Still the Language of Shakespeare

“Truism” is a word of abuse, but it should not be, for the whole point of a truism is that it is true, and those Shakespearean phrases that have been worn away almost to dust remain alive in his mouth … Continue reading

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Beware of the Children: Bagdhivi

Look ye to the children; look and behold. They grow tall and strong and hunt the tiger with greater cunning and stronger sinews than you. They shall save the flocks better than you. Ye are old and infirm. Look to … Continue reading

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