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Claptrap

…Poor shameful Jenny, full of grace, thus with your head upon my knee;– Whose person or whose purse may be the lodestar of your reverie?… What, Jenny, are your lilies dead? Aye, and the snow-white leaves are spread like winter … Continue reading

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Something in the Way She Moves?

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his own body! Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) If you pity Mr. Hardy, consider the predicament of every poor man who … Continue reading

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Shameful Manoeuvres

This week, we had two “mini-projects” of independent web exploration: one on the¬†Victorian Dictionary, and one on medical advertisements located at the¬†British Library. As intended, this was a simple and fun way to dip our toes into Victorian culture, but … Continue reading

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