Rhyme vs reason

Restif de la Bretonne goes one step beyond Shakespeare and says that poetry is the language of Gods and beasts, and that reason speaks in prose.

The demon barber of Calais, a 17th century Sweeney Todd

I believe the current early chronology of versions containing all the basic motifs is as follows: Joseph Fouché was a politician and administrator, and the delightfully wicked creator under Bonaparte of something vaguely resembling the modern police service. According to PBS, he wrote in something called Archives of the police of a series of murders…

Putañés

Is the term used for Fuck Patois by Carlos Mayor and Eduardo Iriarte in their Spanish translation of Tom Wolfe’ I Am Charlotte Simmons. (Via Taccuino di traduzione)