Sunday, 22 July 2007
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
- Here is the last stanza, a favorite of my family's:
- To hear the tune (missing the soaring voices of the boys' choir) click here.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Monday, 2 July 2007
It seems appropriate here to include a text I have been interested in for a while. A perfect confluence of interests: early printed books and rowing. The complete title: Taylors vvater-vvorke: or the scullers trauels, from Tiber to Thames: with his boat laden with a hotch-potch, or gallimawfrey of sonnets, satyres, and epigrams. With an inkhorne disputation betwixt a lawyer and a poet: and a quarterne of new catcht epigrames, caught the last fishing-tide: together with an addition of pastorall equiuocques, or the complaint of a shepheard.
An earlier edition was printed at London by Edward Allde with the announcement that copies "are to be solde [by Nathaniel Butter] at the Pide-bull neere St. Austins gate, 1612." This particular edition, at the Bodleian Library, was printed in 1614.