Lady Hamilton’s Youth (Part 2)

➡️ Part 1 Amy Lyon, who was to become Admiral Nelson’s mistress, had a quite remarkable past. While she was a girl, in London, she worked for some time in the Pall Mall “Temple of Health and Hymen”, where she played the part of a sexy young goddess. It was run by the Scottish doctor… Read More Lady Hamilton’s Youth (Part 2)

Things

Russell Baker (14 August 1925 – 2019) was an American newspaper columnist, author, humorist, and political satirist, who used good-natured humour to comment slyly and trenchantly on a wide range of social and political matters.He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in journalism in1979 , and the other four years later for his autobiography “Growing Up”… Read More Things

Pietro Aretino /3c

➡️Part 1➡️Part 2➡️Part 3a➡️Part 3b Pietro Aretino & His Sonnets When the papacy banned this second edition of “I modi” and destroyed every copy they could find, Pietro Aretino went to Venice, where he spent the rest of his life, while Raimondi, the engraved, managed to escape a second imprisonment, but was financially ruined. It… Read More Pietro Aretino /3c

Dryden and Horace

John Dryden (1631 – 12 May 1700) – English poet, literary critic, and playwright., named England’s first poet laureate in 1668. He was also a translator and translated several classic poets, such as Horace, Juvenal, Ovid, Lucretius, and Theocritus, into English In 1685 he wrote a long poem: Imitation of Horace.Here are two stanzas, based… Read More Dryden and Horace

At Parting

Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic, who was born on 5 April 1837.He was famous for his innovative versification, and a central figure in the spread of ideas associated with Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, and the Symbolist.Swinburne was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1903 to 1907 and… Read More At Parting