Month: June 2017



TITLE PAGE Peter Monamy 1681-1749 INTRODUCTION Apart from a fleeting mention, possibly by Smollett, in the Critical Review of March 5th, 1758, almost nothing that appeared in print about Peter Monamy before 1981 was of any critical merit, accuracy, comprehension or interest. I except the anecdotal and incidental information supplied by W.H.Pyne in 1823 and […]



These pages on the Eddystone lighthouses revise and replace those previously posted during 2003. They are greatly indebted to the generous advice, recommendations and co-operative interest of Maureen Attrill, Alison Barnes, Nigel Overton, Roger Quarm, Janet Tamblin, and Ken Trethewey. The errors contained in these pages, and the more contentious opinions aired below, are not […]



When the Sword glitters ore the Judges head, And fear has Coward Churchmen silenced Then is the Poets time, ’tis then he drawes And single fights forsaken Vertues cause. He, when the wheel of Empire whirleth back, And though the World’s disjointed Axel crack, Sings still of ancient Rights and better Times Seeks wretched good, […]



Essays and Papers   Some of these essays were originally prepared for different publications set in other contexts, so there is occasional repetition of content. Some are frivolous, others less so.   Anfloga, Wearn, (H)w√¶lweg Anglo-Saxon Verse: W.J.Sedgefield Biblical Echoes Bird, Ship, Sun, Sea The Central Crux of The Seafarer The Cambridge Old English Reader […]