1601: Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors

By Mark Twain

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...1601

Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors


By Mark...

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...librarian of Case Library,
Cleveland. Said Clemens, in the course of his letter, dated July 30,
1906,...

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...continues Paine, "to that robust divine,
Rev. Joseph Twichell, who, unlike Howells, had no scruples about...

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...few lingering relics of that race of
appreciative critics, who know a good thing when they...

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...in a foreword, which he wrote for
the limited edition of 1601 issued by the Grabhorn...

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...Corrupted
Hadleyburg,' and in 'The Mysterious Stranger,' he tore the masks off
human beings and left them...

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...especially effective by the artistic
arrangement of widely-gathered material into a compressed picture of
a phase of...

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..."The book is always Mark Twain. Its parodies of Tudor
speech lapse sometimes into a callow...

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...the Clemens menage, "and he'd
swear something terrible if I didn't. If he found a shirt...

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...is enough," Mark is reported to have
said, when Fisher translated some of the verses, "I...

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...Mark Twain's "bawdry," and interprets it simply as
another indication of frustration.


FIGS FOR FIG LEAVES!

Of course,...

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...world.... and there, against the wall, without
obstructing rag or leaf, you may look your fill...

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...Joyce is seeking to describe." Neither was there
"pornographic intent," according to justice Woolsey, nor was...

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...and how the editor abused it and the
sender!"

"But that man was a praiser of Rabelais...

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...sixty-five, and ye Lady Alice Dilberry, turned seventy,
she being two yeres ye queenes graces elder.

I...

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...he failed of
confidence. In sooth it was not I.

Ye Queene.--My lord Bacon?

Lord Bacon.-Not from my...

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...of many peoples, and
Master Shaxpur spake of ye boke of ye sieur Michael de Montaine,
wherein...

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...knew that had a double
pair of bollocks, whereon a controversy followed as concerning the
most just...

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...hath not forgot he was her
own lover it yt olde day. There was silent uncomfortableness...

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...been
possible as Rabelais died in 1552, when the Queen was 19 years old.

Among those in...

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... What is't you buy?
The windmill blown down by...

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...not care for
children. What is the reason then. Bassa is apt to fart. (For which...

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...and issuing from our Bowels?"

One curious commentary on the text is that Elizabeth should be...

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...worthy of an
empress, selected for the purpose of deciding the question, one of the
most notorious...

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...and she wore a ring in token thereof until her death. However,
more or less open...

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...and had served as ambassador to France.


"TO SAVE HIS DOTER'S MAIDENHEDDE"

Elizabeth Throckmorton (or Throgmorton), daughter...

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...the same being cup-bearer to Queen Elizabeth. It is
supposed that he is of ancient and...