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
Altzheimer's Society.

I'll look out for replies over the next 2 weeks and then whimper away.

Maire McQueeney
----- Original Message -----
From: "Meyer Robert K GS-9 99 CES/CECT" <[log in to unmask]>
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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?
> Robert
> -----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.
> M.