Sez Lucio Vicente López in Recuerdos de viaje (1881). This is apparently in part due to the Normans having invaded without women, thus enabling the maintenance of The Saxon Character. He’s wrong. Winchester is suspiciously continental, while Romsey is Ethelflaeda, who sang psalms while skinny-dipping in the Test, and lithe & lusty hooligans.
- Thomas De Quincey on the sewers as a conduit for small boys from Winchester College to the downtown pubs
With his guide to the Ziph language, and with the death of a Savoyard organ-grinder’s white mouse, of which he was probably not the author in any sense.
- Did the house that Jack built come from Spain?
Or, How to cook the old lady who swallowed a fly without stooping to cannibalism. Cumulative songs (and monstrous nested stuffing recipes) in Quixote and Estebanillo González, with the grossest video you’ll see today.
“All day I’ve faced, the barren waste,
without a taste of…
Can you see that big green tree,
Where the sandwish’s running free,
And it’s waiting there for you and me?”
I do Cool Water with the organ, and it’s a great favourite, but the other day I made the mistake of introducing the mirage song as a
- Organ grinders and monkey and marmot migration
Any proto-ecologists don’t seem to have cared very much.