Review: Behold the Lamb

This is a nice book that illustrates verbally and visually some of the symbols that a person will usually see in Church.

Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 138

When my love swears that she is made of truth,I do believe her, though I know she lies,That she might think me some untutored youth,Unlearnèd in the world’s false subtleties.Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,Although she knows my days are past the best,Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue:On both sides thus is simple …

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Poetry: Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soteThe droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,And bathed every veyne in swich licour,Of which vertu engendred is the flour;Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breethInspired hath in every holt and heethThe tendre croppes, and the yonge sonneHath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,And smale fowles maken …

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Poetry: Homer – The Odyssey

"...he wept as he held the wife he loved, the soul of loyalty, in his arms at last."

Review: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Check out this brief book on the (ignored) history of the English language. We have a pretty amazing language. Best of all, you’ll get a kick out of this engaging read.