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‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every Shepherd’s tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move,

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‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove

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Walking Worthy

Walking Worthy

The Word was always there, and so, inside my body, I never felt alone. Now, postchurch, I turn to poems and songs in place of Bible verses…

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Environmental Co-Benefits of Fossil Fuel Sanctions on Russia

Environmental Co-Benefits of Fossil Fuel Sanctions on Russia

The adverse impacts of restricting fossil fuel exports on the Russian economy would be overwhelming…

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After Literacy

After Literacy

The idea that each of us has a singular voice, and that it places a stamp of authorship on our compositions, is of course corollary to the prohibition on plagiarism…

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‘A week of similar skies and the river’ by Nick Telfer

‘A week of similar skies and the river’ by Nick Telfer

Should we begin each morning like this? Yes, we should. Fat heads in the past, clear minds ahead…

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Rachel Howard: Paradise Was Ash

Rachel Howard: Paradise Was Ash

The men stayed one year, then another. Where else to go?

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La Fontaine’s Fable by Douglas Penick

La Fontaine’s Fable by Douglas Penick

It is the Donkey’s acceptance and internalisation of the judgement from on high that is so shockingly modern as it prefigures the mentality of victims in witch hunts, show trials, struggle sessions and other kinds of brain washing…

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Prousting in the Republic of Letters

Prousting in the Republic of Letters

Marcel Proust represents many things. Chief among these perhaps, especially for non-French readers, is quantity…

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Farah Abdessamad on François-René de Chateaubriand

Farah Abdessamad on François-René de Chateaubriand

I spent a good part of my childhood at home staring outside my bedroom window, following the trail of planes approaching the nearby Paris airport in the sky from my banlieue. I envied the passengers…

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While on holiday in Bognor…

While on holiday in Bognor…

All men are equal on their holidays: all are free to dream their castles without thought of expense, or skill of architect…

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Elizabeth Bishop’s Proliferal Style by Angus Cleghorn

Elizabeth Bishop’s Proliferal Style by Angus Cleghorn

Bishop’s persona is part she-moose, part bus; part warrior-fish, part oily vessel; part pastoral idyll, and part atomic bomb…

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Italy’s Midsummer Bescheerung by Vernon Lee

Italy’s Midsummer Bescheerung by Vernon Lee

The cool shadow of the fig-trees in the yards, with the whiff of that queer smell, heavy with romance, of wine-saturated oak and crumbling plaster; I know with a little stab of joy that this is Italy…

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The Perpetual Hygiene Regime and the STEMification of the Intellectuals

The Perpetual Hygiene Regime and the STEMification of the Intellectuals

It is the duty of intellectuals and artists to reject enforced glee, to carve out a preserve for the life of the soul as best they can, and to call madness by its name…

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There’s no digital afterlife…

There’s no digital afterlife…

That thing? It’s just a monster living in Microsoft’s basement. And it’s wearing someone’s face…

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Thomas Travisano on Elizabeth Bishop

Thomas Travisano on Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop explored Brazil extensively, making trips down the Amazon, traversing the tropical rainforest with Aldous Huxley…

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If Thoreau Is Not Thoreau

If Thoreau Is Not Thoreau

It is vain to try to write unless you feel strong in the knees…

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For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

Humble dwellings like the Camargue huts invite us to tell a different kind of story about human-environment relationships, one less focused on human beings’ mastery of nature…

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‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov

‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov

In the opinion of some of them the death penalty ought to be replaced everywhere by imprisonment for life. “I don’t agree with you,” said their host the banker…

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Animal Trials by B. Alexandra Szerlip

Animal Trials by B. Alexandra Szerlip

Before writing off animal trials as irrational acts of an ignorant and superstitious past, consider some recent examples…

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