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An Evening with Dryden

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...and may I say, one of the longest in my life? I know there are going to be some that will disagree with me, but after reading his 'McFlecknoe' rant, I am actually rather nostalgic for Juvenal whining about the rich and how they clog up the street with beggars, flunkies and other hangers-on.  In short, he does go on a bit, doesn't he? Unless you have a dictionary of 17th c terms, you spend half your life trying to understand the 'changed' meaning for some of the words - i.e. the 'sinister' hand meant to be the left hand.  In short, he had it in for Thomas Shadwell, who thought he was heir presumptive to Ben Jonson. Oh dear.

I have another hour or so of reading, then I will read the rest on the train.  Let me tell you that 2 hours then goes at the blink of an eye!


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spikesgirl58
Feb. 16th, 2017 11:52 am (UTC)
I've never read anything by him and from what you say, this is a good thing. Thanks for the warning!
calico_pye
Feb. 16th, 2017 07:17 pm (UTC)
I spent 2 hours in lecture and it's official - I am in bed with the beginnings of migraine. It's 19:16 here, so a real early night :-/
spikesgirl58
Feb. 16th, 2017 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Not good. Feel better soon!
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