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ENGLISH CLERGY—ONE, A ROGUE; ANOTHER, A SCIENTIST PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE encountered a real rogue of an English prelate. Today and tomorrow in Parts 2 and 3, we meet another member of the English clergy, one who was honored … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENGLISH CLERGY—ONE, A ROGUE; ANOTHER, A SCIENTIST PART 1

THERE’S SATISFACTION in buying a book for one reason, then coming to enjoy it for other reasons entirely. So it is with A Field Guide to the English Clergy, by … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

HURRAH FOR NEW WORLD PROJECTS!

SATIRE IS THE DIURETIC of the body politic, someone once said (and I’ve oft repeated). To see stunning examples of this, look no further than the works of New World … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

QUEEN MARY’S MODI OPERANDI

HOW WOULD ONE explain that one’s grandmother had a way of, shall we say, acquiring the treasures of others? Not kleptomania, mind, in the sense of compulsively, surreptitiously making off … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

FOR SALE: CHATEAU—HIST, XLNT NBHD, MLTI BALCS, GRT VU, EZ MOVE-IN, SELLER HIGHLY MOTIVATED

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a chateau (and who isn’t these days?), have I got a deal for you! Or, at least, details of a potential deal. There are caveats, however. … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 6 Comments

PLAGIARISM AT INTEGRITY MEETING

TODAY’S IRONY AWARD at SimanaitisSays honors actions described in the borrowed headline above. It sounds like something in a Tom Lehrer song. However, the headline appeared in the January 18, … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · 2 Comments

SINGER LE MANS REPLICA—ANOTHER STUDY HALL PROJECT PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Singer Le Mans Replica, Part 1, we learned how George Singer’s bicycle works evolved into sporting motor cars that eventually got swallowed by the Rootes Group and the … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 2 Comments