Brighton's illustrious illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) is the name
connected to Malory's Morte d'Arthur. He must be among the youngest
entrants in the Dictionary of National Biography soley on talent and
achievement [royal entries definitely do not count!].
BTW, I will be leaving the list soon to cut down my email.[ I am now working
as a teacher of RS.] I would like to say how much I have enjoyed the stream
of comment although my own has been infrequent. Here are two parting
1) Somewhere, I have a mint condition copy of Tony Pinkeney's book Women in
the Writing of T.S.Eliot which was not the Christmas present I had been
hoping for many, many years ago. Any offers from a collector out there? [I
am generally having a book cull]
2) I would be happy to schedule an outing of my walking tour Through the
Waste Land, if listers wanted a London get-together ( avert your eyes if
this seems like an obscene suggestion). The basic outline would be: a Sunday
morning redezvous at London Bridge Station at approx 10:30. The walk lasts
2 hours and visits St. Magnus the Martyr Church[ but surely all UK listers
have already visited Lower Thames Street]. April 6 seems likely.
There would be a charge of £6/£5 conc. All profits to be donated to The
I'll look out for replies over the next 2 weeks and then whimper away.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Meyer Robert K GS-9 99 CES/CECT" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: Edward de Vere
> That's strange, Marcia. Isn't Aubrey turn-of-the-century? Or am I
> confusing people up? Didn't Aubrey do something with Malory's Morte
> d'Arthur? Anyway, I thought that the Earl of Oxford theory was a new
> the last 20-30 years) thing?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcia Karp [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 3:54 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Jacques-Pierre redux
> Peter Montgomery wondered about Shakespeare:
> > when and where did he get the time to do all that
> > learning and all that writing when, apparently he was
> > so busy in the theatre doing productions, which is about
> > the only thing we know about him for certain.
> Here is the lovely Aubrey on Shake and non-Shake:
> His father was a Butcher, and I have been told heretofore by
> some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his
> father's Trade, but when he kill'd a Calfe he would doe it in a
> high style, and make a Speech.
> This Earle of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen
> Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed
> and ashamed that he went to Travell, 7 yeares. On his returne
> the Queen welcomed him home, and sayd, My Lord, I had forgott
> the Fart.