Færslur fyrir mars, 2016

Fimmtudagur 31.03 2016 - 23:59

The King James Bible – Part II of III.

© Gunnar Tómasson 31 March 2016 Murther most foule, as in the best it is. (Hamlet, First Folio, Act I, Sc. v) 1658168        9462 = Enter Ghost and Hamlet. Hamlet 22112 = Where wilt thou lead me? speak; Ile go no further. Ghost 2883 = Marke me. Hamlet 3756 = I will. Ghost 11748 […]

Fimmtudagur 31.03 2016 - 23:57

The King James Bible – Part I of III.

© Gunnar Tómasson 31 March 2016 Dedication, 1611. 2542548    17083 = To the most high and mightie Prince, James 14782 = by the grace of God King of Great Britaine, 13600 = France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. [c = 100 in &c] 16142 = The Translators of The Bible, wish         23471 […]

Miðvikudagur 30.03 2016 - 16:30

Isaiah’s Prophecy – Arise, shine, for thy light is come.

© Gunnar Tómasson 30 March 2016 I. I the LORD will hasten it in his time. (Isaiah, Ch. 60, King James Bible 1611) 1455222 60:1 14180 = Arise, shine, for thy light is come, 18687 = and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 60:2 19195 = For, behold, the darknesse shall cover […]

Mánudagur 28.03 2016 - 02:08

The Resurrection of Our Saviour

© Gunnar Tómasson Easter Sunday 27 March 2016 Commemorating the Resurrection of Our Saviour Every schoolboy knows the story told in their history books how Francis Bacon one snowy day on or about All Fools Day, 1 April 1626, drove with the King’s Physician, Sir John Wedderburn, to Highgate and that at the foot of […]

Laugardagur 26.03 2016 - 23:52

Cain slew his brother Abel

© Gunnar Tómasson 26 March 2016 I. Am I my brother’s keeper? (Genesis, Ch. 4:1-12, KJB 1611) 588380 21260 = And Adam knew Eue his wife, and shee conceiued, and bare Cain, 15467 = and said, I haue gotten a man from the LORD. 11861 = And she againe bare his brother Abel, 10721 = […]

Laugardagur 26.03 2016 - 00:02

The Crucifixion of Christ

© Gunnar Tómasson Good Friday 25 March 2016 I. Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my wordes shall not passe away. (Matt. 24:25-36, KJB 1611) 588380 10844 = Behold, I haue told you before. 17089 = Wherefore, if they shall say vnto you, 16966 = Behold, he is in the desert, goe not foorth: […]

Föstudagur 25.03 2016 - 00:01

The Nativity of Christ

© Gunnar Tómasson Maundy Thursday 24 March 2016 I. An Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour (Ben Jonson) 347949 16707 = An Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour   16062 = I Sing the Birth, was born to Night, 13211 = The Author both of Life, and Light; 11200 = The Angels so […]

Mánudagur 21.03 2016 - 00:44

Edward Oxenford alias Christopher Marlowe

 © Gunnar Tómasson Palm Sunday 20 March 2016 I. Marlowe’s Translation of Ovid’s Amores (Book 1, Elegia 15) 298870 Alpha 22773 = Envie, why carpest thou my time is spent so ill, 20689 = And tearmes my works fruits of an idle quill? 20588 = Or that unlike the line from whence I sprong, 19712 […]

Laugardagur 19.03 2016 - 17:28

Troilus and Cressida – A new ‘Shakespeare’ play – Part I

© Gunnar Tómasson 19 March 2016 Background The most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays (Joan Carol Oates) Troilus and Cressida, that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays, strikes the modern reader as a contemporary document—its investigation of numerous infidelities, its criticism of tragic pretensions, above all, its implicit debate between what is essential in […]

Fimmtudagur 17.03 2016 - 23:54

Thou Leonatus art the Lyons Whelpe

© Gunnar Tómasson 17 March 2016 I. Read, and declare the meaning. (Omega page, First folio, 1623) 1031151 [Posthumus] 16581 = Make no collection of it. Let him shew 15289 = His skill in the construction. Lucius 6498 = Philarmonus. Soothsayer 6928 = Heere, my good lord. Lucius 9000 = Read, and declare the meaning. […]

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