memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for June, 2016

East of Eden

And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years and begat a son in his own likeness and called him Seth: And Seth lived a hundred and five years and begat Enos: And Enos lived ninety years and begat Ca-i…

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Don’t you just hate it when

Don’t you just hate it When that cheeky Chirpy little guest Uninvited but tolerated Lodging in your attic Weaving his nest Hibernating the winter Harmlessly slumbering Unobtrusive Unassuming Unnoti…

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My moment of Zen

My first day as Director of Studies of our school in Porto. … By 6.00 o’clock I was feeling rather weary and the confident, alert but friendly expression I’d been wearing all day was beginning to s…

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My Lyre of David

I have occasionally wondered about the relationship between Psalter, Lyre and Music. (Get a life, will ya!) The word psalms is derived from the Greek Ψαλμοί (Psalmoi), perhaps originally meaning mu…

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Mr, Eliot’s peaceful Xmas

I woke one morning last month with the memory that I was in possession of a Christmas card from T.S. Eliot, in his capacity as director of the Publishing house of Faber & Faber, to my aunt Mary…

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My Delphin Virgil

Another old family book is the OPERA of P. VIRGILII MARONIS published in London 1759 (a reprint of 1722 folio edition). It is dedicated to Serenissimi DELPHINI My father writes The original Delphin…

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Alexander Pope & Co.

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) is generally considered as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century. He is chiefly celebrated for his satires and translations of the ancient Greek poet Home…

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