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Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Shakespeare

21 October is the anniversary of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s birth in 1772. Born in Devon, he spent much of his life in the West Country including the little village of Nether Stowey where the cottage he lived in can still … Continue reading

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Cuckoos, cuckolds, and the coming of spring

According to one website, Shakespeare “writes more about birds than any other poet”, with 606 mentions of 64 different species. He certainly names many species, and associates them with feelings, people or events.  The day before yesterday I heard my … Continue reading

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