When the literary ape became scientific

A poem by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)… When I heard the learn’d astronomer,When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applausein the lecture-room,How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,Till […]

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Something nasty in the woodshed

Woodcraft Folk to boycott Israel Following the second world war it didn’t take much for the Hitler-Jugend to morph into the Freie Deutsche Jugend. All that was required for the guardians of eastern Germany’s young people was to dispense with a distasteful cult of personality which no longer had a personality to be cultish toward, […]

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