Category Archives: miscellany

cancellation of the past

Just got an email from Amazon with “A new book by Benjamin Franklin” in the Subject field. True,The Art of Virtueis not really a book by Franklin, more like a collection of his various moral pieces, but it’s strange to … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany | Leave a comment

survive another year

couldn’t resist the temptation (original at happy new let’s just survive the year, everyone! yours, beggingscholler

Posted in miscellany | Tagged | 1 Comment


Was just looking for the full text of the “Act for punishment of rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars” (39 Eliz.) on Google, and the Revd. Spellchecker kindly suggested I might mean ‘study beggars’. A new term, I say, fresh out … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany | Tagged , , | Leave a comment