November 09, 2006

The Times Literary Supplement and the joys of serious thought and frivolity

Sometimes owning a blog just allows you to be an egomaniac- well here I am and this post is solely about a link but what a link, this link my friends is to an article that soars from donnish joshing to the heights of speculation about the sin of Onan, from masticating at high table to masturbating in high old biblical times! The TLS is an institution- many a time some grizzled Cambridge old hand has said to me something like just look back at the TLS of 19-- and you'll find the article by Wilkins that destroyed Bilkins's career by showing that his analysis of Charles I's letters were wrong. Anyway go over and enjoy the frivolity of high serious thought! Better still read the TLS...