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“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple”*…


Words that don’t exist for feelings that do…

… these and more at The Emotionary.

*  Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums


As we pack our portmanteaus, we might recall that it was on this date in 1626 that a large codfish, split open at a Cambridge market, revealed a religious text inside, written by John Frith.  Frith, a English protestant and preacher of religious tolerance, had been imprisoned a century before by Cardinal Wolsey in the fish cellar at Cardinal College.

The text was ultimately published by Cambridge University Press as “Vox Piscis.”

Frith (and Andrew Hewet) being burned at the stake for heresy, 1533



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June 23, 2013 at 1:01 am

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