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G.H. suggests that the English novel is indebted to Chaucer’s literary device of throwing together people from assorted social grades to interact. The writer notes that few people read Chaucer for pleasure but if they did master Middle English they…

The opinion piece,“Catallictics [mutatas dicere formas] An Introduction to New Speculations [In nova fert animus] takes it Latin from the first lines of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas corpora; I tell now of…

A miscellaneous piece titled 'The Deaths of Great Men' remarks how 'deeply interesting' it is to ponder the death-bed scene of those geniuses who are immortalized by their fame. Hallet, the great physiologist, died taking his pulse, it is said.…