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ADCOCK, Fleur: articles in 

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Women’s Page’: poems by women writers – Maura Dooley, Fleur Adcock, Mary Alcock.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Learning to be mother': Adcock looks askance at The Comedy of Errors

 

AESCHYLUS: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Virtuous circle’: the limitations on divine power.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Mercury rising': the god of tricksters.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Unkindness to unicorns': AE Housman's light verse.

 

AESOP: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'And talk... and talk': talkative corvids.

 

ALBEE, Edward: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Who knows the difference, eh, Toots?': philosophies of history and truth.

 

ALCAEUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Compass, waterproofs - and chisel': the connection between a Lesbian poet and a Welsh waterfall.


ALCIPHRON: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Second Class Mail': fictional letters by a Greek Sophist.

 

ALCOCK, Mary: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Women’s Page’: poems by women writers – Maura Dooley, Fleur Adcock, Mary Alcock.

 

ALFRED: article in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Dear diary: wrote poem, ruled country’: some royal authors.

   

ALLINGHAM, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

‘Book folk, famous folk, trooping all together': Allingham's diaries.

 

ALTICK, Richard: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

ANDREAS CAPELLANUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘The Universal Dartboard’: Heaven as a series of concentric circles.

 

AONGHUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Woolgatherings from the Sheep's Head': a graduate from Bardic School.

 

APOLLONIUS OF RHODES: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

APULEIUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Is formicide still on your shopping list?’: the helpfulness of ants.

 

'ARDEN OF FEVERSHAM' (Marlowe?): article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

ARISTOPHANES: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Mercury rising': the god of tricksters.

 

ARISTOTLE: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘7-27 and all that’: some observations on Pinter’s ‘The Birthday Party’ and Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’.

 

ARMSTRONG, Benjamin:

A selection of extracts from a Norfolk parson's diary (in separate pamphlet).

 

ATWOOD, Margaret: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Split Personalities’: the battle between soul and body – Andrew Marvell, W.B. Yeats and Margaret Atwood.

 

AUDEN, W.H.: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Cuckoo-talk’; cuckoos singing in Welsh.

‘He’s behind yer’: wrestling with demons.

‘Shorts, briefs and thimple thongs’: Auden lets off a few squibs.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Share the joke?’: from Auden to Monty Python.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for Evangelising Vegetarians': an adult education class wrestles with 'As I walked out'; public readings.

 

AUSTEN, Jane: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

‘Goths, pseudo-Goths and other vandals’: unfounded optimism in Northanger Abbey.

'A tale of two parsons': different clerical experiences in Austen and Maturin.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Sang froid, sang chaud': a sequel to Pride and Prejudice.

 

AYTOUN, SIR ROBERT: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Tepid praise': Aytoun's poetry.

 

AYTOUN, W.E.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Sacrifices on the altar of Art': parody of the 'Spasmodic' poets. 

 

BACHELOR’S BANQUET, THE’ (Anon):

Selection of extracts in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

BALE, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A Baleful view of Papistry’: the first history play – Bale’s ‘King Johan’.

 

BANKS, Iain: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Staple Assumptions': the behaviour of sheep.

 

BARRIE, J.M.: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘If you believe, clap your hands’: ‘Peter Pan’ – stage directions and sinister clocks.

‘The Admirable Crichton’: the nearly-perfect butler and the nearly-perfect Renaissance hero in Barrie and Urquhart.

 

BASTARD, Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘A bastardised text’: OCR technology in print-to-order books.

Selection of poems in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

BEDDOES, Thomas Lovell: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Where are the groupies of yesteryear?’: Beddoes and literary societies.

 

BEDE, Cuthbert’: article in WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Everything Tastes Better...’: celebrating the picnic – Cuthbert Bede, Kenneth Grahame, E.M. Forster and The Beano.

 

BEHN, Aphra: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Or would Sir prefer the sirloin?’: a widow deals deftly with a gaggle of suitors and a poisonous brother.

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘All the same in the dark’: the bed-trick.

WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'A fair cop': Victorian female detectives and Gothic predecessors.


BELLAMY, Edward: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Facing the music': the culture scene in Boston in 2000.

 

BENNETT, Alan: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘The Gamut of Emotion’: can one analyse the emotional effect of music? – Alan Bennett, E.M. Forster and Jack Buchanan.


BENNETT, Arnold: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'They did like to be beside the seaside': the rare treat of a holiday in the Isle of Man.

 

BENSON, E.F.: articles in:

 WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Tilting at history’: literature and the quintain; pseudo-historical pageantry.

 WOOL-GATHERERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

 

BEOWULF’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Here be dragons’: St George, Beowulf and others give a poor reptile no peace.

 

BLOOMFIELD, Nathaniel: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'He didn't suit everyone': the poetry of a tailor.

 

BLOOMFIELD, Robert: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Country-lover Seeks Peasants for Rustic Fun’: rural jollity not altogether what it seems? – Milton, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe.

WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Snail mail': letters for the 'Bird and Insects' Post Office'.

Also: a selection of his poetry as separate booklet.

  

BOOTHBY, Guy: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Dey tought dey taw a puddy-tat': cats as villains' accessories.

 

BORROW, George: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘A Voice in the Wilderness’: an introduction to George Borrow’s Wild Wales; the story of Davy Gam.

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘What shall I Swear by?’: bad language in English and Welsh compared by George Borrow.

 

BRADBURY, Malcolm: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘A Beginning, a Middle and a Choice of Endings’: Malcolm Bradbury, Charlotte Bronte and Tom Stoppard play narrative games with their readers.                 

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for Evangelising Vegetarians': adult education classes.

 

BRADBURY, Ray: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘A domestic science lesson’: Sci-fi predictions come true.

 

BRATHWAIT, Richard: article in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Orcus Porcus and Good Times in Keighley’: the eccentric 17th century picaresque poem of Richard Brathwait.

 

BRAY, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Fee-fo-fum and the pestos’: the place of religion in the Utopias of Swift, More and J.F. Bray.

 

BRECHT, Bertolt: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'The Upside-down Umbrella': aspects of Potter's Pennies from Heaven.

 

BRETON, Nicholas:  

Extract from 'Divine Considerations' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

BRODRIBB, Conant: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Polytheistic paranoia': keeping the minor gods sweet

 

BROMYARD, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘The Friar Who? Experience’: the medieval preacher John Bromyard.

 

BRONTE, Charlotte: article in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘A Beginning, a Middle and a Choice of Endings’: Malcolm Bradbury, Charlotte Bronte and Tom Stoppard play narrative games with their readers.

 

BROWN, George Mackay: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Cut the Philosophy, Mister Spock...’: the dangers of travel, and the loss of innocence it entails – the Roman lyric poets.

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘A Holiday Romance’: an intriguing clash of cultures in the Orkeyinga Saga and the poems of George Mackay Brown.

 

BROWN, T.E.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Asynartete Octosyllables in pure Manx': Brown's poetic tales.

 

BROWNE, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Who needs proof?': a doctor's religion.

 

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A deadpan expression': Pan's obituary and resuscitation

 

BROWNING, Robert: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Oh to be in England (or perhaps somewhere much nicer)’: mixed messages about the relative merits of home and abroad from Robert Browning.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch ! Don't Smell! Don't Look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

BURGESS, Anthony: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Roll over, Beethoven’: musical aversion therapy in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess.

 



CABREL, Francis: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'England 0 France 0': English victories in the 100 Years' War.


CALVERLEY, Charles: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 10: ‘The cup that cheers’: Wordsworth’s ‘The Pet Lamb’ and some literary descendants.

WOOL-GATHERER 17: 'They did like to be beside the seaside': the rare treat of a Victorian holiday.

 

CAMDEN, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘More Men than Sheep’: some aspects of Yorkshire life – Camden’s ‘Britannia’ and Thomas Fuller’s ‘The Worthies of England’.

 

CAPERN, Edward: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Recorded delivery': a poetic postman.

 

CAREY, Peter: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Just misunderstood R.I.P.’: Ned Kelly, Robin Hood, and the dubious charms of highwaymen. 

 

CARROLL, Lewis: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘They Bisect Horses, Don’t They?’: from Sir Ywain to Baron Munchausen to Alice in Wonderland...

 

CARY, Joyce: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'Your best friend is a fool': white trash bullying.

 

CASSANDRA’: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Queen’s pawn gambit’:  a real-life scandal borrowed for a tale with a twist.

 

CHAUCER, Geoffrey: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Now all we need is a Certainty for the 3.30 at Haydock Park’: magic horses in Milton, Chaucer and Orcadian and Breton mythology.

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Mr Bluebeard? It’s the Locksmith here’: the tale of Mister Fox, and how it links Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, Edmund Spenser and Bob & Carole Pegg.

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Cuckoo-talk’: a cuckoo lowers the tone.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'And talk... and talk': talkative corvids.

WOOL-GATHERER 15: 

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

 

CHESTERTON, G.K.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

CHETTLE, Henry:  

Extracts from 'Kind Heart's Dream' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.


CLARE, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requires refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

 

COPLAND, Robert: article in WOOL-GARTHERER 16:

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise.

 

CORYATE, Thomas:  

Extracts from 'Coryate's Crudities' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

CRABBE, George: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Country-lover Seeks Peasants for Rustic Fun’: rural jollity not altogether what it seems? – Milton, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe.

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Crabbe goes chauvinist-clubbing’: some observations on Crabbe’s poem ‘The Wager’.

 

CRICHTON SMITH, Iain:  article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Of potatoes and paperclips': a miscellany of Scots poets.

 

CRONIN, Denis: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Wool-gatherings from the Sheep's Head': a Sheep's Head epic.

 

CROS, Charles: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'You've drawn it Leonardo - now build it': the poetry of a phonograph designer.

 

CURTIS, Ann: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Drama Queen in the Theatre of Life': the life and works of Ann of Swansea.

 

 
DAFYDD AP GWILYM: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:
 
'Poets in the valley of flowers': poetic associations with Strata Florida Abbey.

DAHL, Roald: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Queen’s pawn gambit’: a real-life scandal borrowed for a tale with a twist.

‘All the same in the dark’: the bed-trick updated.

‘Headhunting’: the head comes off but life goes on.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Short cuts to Parnassus’: the computer as creator in Swift, Dahl, Orwell and Stoppard.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Concatenation of Circumstances': the English boarding-house.

 

DALLINGTON, Robert:  

Extracts from 'The View of France' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

DANTE: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 3

‘The Universal Dartboard’: Heaven as a series of concentric circles – Andreas Capellanus, Dante and the Monk of Evesham.

WOOL-GATHERER 4

‘Mr Bluebeard? It’s the Locksmith here’: the tale of Mister Fox, and how it links Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, Edmund Spenser and Bob & Carole Pegg.

 

DAVIDSON, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Of potatoes and paperclips': a miscellany of Scots poets.

 

DEFOE, Daniel: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘See the World – learn D.I.Y.’: should a boy read ‘Robinson Crusoe’?

 

DEKKER, Thomas

Extracts from 'God's Tokens' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

DE LA MARE,Walter: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The fly in the inkwell’: poets visited by insects – De La Mare, Frost, Charles Turner, Hardy.

 

DELONEY, Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to t’Workhouse we go’: early model factories in literature – John Dyer and Thomas Deloney.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Or would Sir prefer the sirloin?’: a clothier's widow chooses an unexpected new spouse.

 

DICKENS, Charles: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'The rationale of murder': some Dostoevsky parallels.

 

DICKINSON, Emily: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

 

DOBELL, Sidney: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Dos-à-dos’: the poetry of Sidney Dobell and Ernest Dowson.

 

DOBSON, Austin:

Selection of verse available as a pamphlet or as print-to-order booklet.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘A prickly view of poetry’: poets continue to write despite Maria Edgeworth’s strictures.

 

DOOLEY, Maura: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Women’s Page’: poems by women writers – Maura Dooley, Fleur Adcock, Mary Alcock.

 

DONNE, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Shrugging off the shroud': the contemplation of mortality.

 

DOSTOEVSKY, Feodor: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'The rationale of murder': aspects of 'Crime and Punishment'. 

 

DOWSON, Ernest: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Dos-à-dos’: the poetry of Sidney Dobell and Ernest Dowson.

 

DOYLE, Arthur Conan: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Or would Sir prefer the sirloin?’: Holmes the showman.

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘The last button on the waistcoat’: broken cultural tabus in Brigadier Gerard and Saki’s ‘The Bag’.

WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Playing off handicaps’: Conan Doyle’s ambivalent views on justice.

 

DRUMMOND, William (of Hawthornden): article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Pictures of Lyly': links between Lyly and The Comedy of Errors.

 

DUCK, Stephen: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The pot, the flail and the pen’: two 18th century poets aspiring beyond their station – Mary Leapor and Stephen Duck.

 

DUFFY, Carol Ann: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘An outbreak of German Bight’: tuning in to the shipping forecast.

 

'DUKE ARTHUR'S NURSE' (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise.

 

DUNBAR, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Of potatoes and paperclips': a miscellany of Scots poets.

 

DUNN, Douglas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Of potatoes and paperclips': a miscellany of Scots poets.

 

DYER, John: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Fleecing the World’: John Dyer’s ‘The Fleece’ – a poetic epic of the wool trade.

WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to t’Workhouse we go’: early model factories in literature – John Dyer and Thomas Deloney.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Staple Assumptions': the behaviour of sheep.

 

ECO, Umberto: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘7-27 and all that’: some observations on Pinter’s ‘The Birthday Party’ and Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’.

‘You’d miss the irregular verbs’: invented languages in Urquhart and de Foigny.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

EDGEWORTH, Maria: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘See the World – learn D.I.Y.’: should a boy read ‘Robinson Crusoe’?

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Jar-jar and jaw-jaw’: Maria Edgeworth teaches her juvenile readers a lesson.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘A prickly view of poetry’: Maria Edgeworth warns the young against poetic ambition.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Sang froid, sang chaud': Edgeworth and the passions.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Social death': two women blackmail for respectability.

 

EURIPIDES: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Who made the cookie crumble': necessity as a moral excuse.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Shrugging off the shroud': Heracles rescues Alcestis from Death.

 WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Mercury rising': the god of tricksters.

 

EVANS, Christine: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘The Cricket Test’: observations on a poem by Christine Evans.

 

FANTHORPE, U.A.: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘An outbreak of German Bight’: tuning in to the shipping forecast.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Measure for Measure’: poets at the boys’ outfitters.

 

FARRELL, J.G.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Woolgatherings from the Sheep's Head': The Troubles, and its author's fate.

 

FENTON, Richard: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'But we won a best-kept village competition': early 19th century travels in Mid-Wales.

 

FIELDING, Henry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: Mr Wilson's rural idyll.

 

FIENNES, Celia: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Lucky dip’: sampling the waters at Holywell.

 

FINCH, Anne (Countess of Winchilsea): article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Pernicious perfumes’: the spleen and its symptoms.

 

FLEMING, Ian: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Universal Export: Still a Good Investment?’: James Bond examined; cheating at cards down the ages.

 

FLORIO, John:

Extract from ‘Second Fruits’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

FOIGNY, Gabriel de: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘You’d miss the irregular verbs’: invented languages in Urquhart’s ‘The Jewel’ and de Foigny’s ‘La Terre Australe Inconnue’.

 

FORSTER, E.M.: articles in:

 WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘The Gamut of Emotion’: can one analyse the emotional effect of music? – Alan Bennett, E.M. Forster and Jack Buchanan.

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Everything Tastes Better...’: celebrating the picnic – Cuthbert Bede, Kenneth Grahame, E.M. Forster and The Beano.

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Virtuous circle’: worship is needed to recharge divine batteries.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.


FRITH, Roger:

WOOL-GATHERER 11: ‘Measure for Measure’: poets at the boys’ outfitters.

WOOL-GATHERER 13: ‘Knowing one’s station’: a variation on ‘Adlestrop’.

‘A tribute to the poet Roger Frith’: a 22-page pamphlet.

A selection of verse available as a print-to-order booklet.

 

FROST, Robert: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The fly in the inkwell’: poets visited by insects – De La Mare, Frost, Charles Turner, Hardy.

 

FRY, Stephen: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘The feminine form’: the significance of feminine endings in verse.

 

FULLER, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'Herod, don't be so horrid': Fuller's poems and libretti.

 

FULLER, Thomas, articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘More Men than Sheep’: some aspects of Yorkshire life – Camden’s ‘Britannia’ and Thomas Fuller’s ‘The Worthies of England’.

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You’: two fathers have qualms about punishing their children – Thomas Fuller and Coventry Patmore.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

 

FYGE, Sarah:

Selection of poetry available as a print-to-order booklet.

 

GABORIAU, Emile: article in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

 ‘Young Men Hanging Around’:  unrequited love in Ovid, Theocritus and Emile Gaboriau.

 

GENT,Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Lucky Dip’: Saint Winefride under siege.

 

GERNON, Luke: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Mother Earth': the body as landscape.

 

GILBERT, W.S.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘And to your humours changing’: Gilbert’s laughter, Sullivan’s tears.

 

GOLDSMITH, Oliver: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Tested in the fire': Dr Primrose and his neighbours in The Vicar of Wakefield.

 

GONGORA, Luis de: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Ugly does as ugly is’: the Polyphemus legend in Theocritus, Ovid, Gongora etc.

 

GRAHAME, Kenneth: articles in: 

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

 ‘Everything Tastes Better...’: celebrating the picnic – Cuthbert Bede, Kenneth Grahame, E.M. Forster and The Beano.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise. 


GRAY, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Compass, waterproofs - and a chisel': an alcaic ode appears by a Welsh waterfall 

 

GREEN, Matthew: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Pernicious perfumes’: the spleen and its symptoms.

 

GREEN, Michael: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'We are supposed to be amused': the problem of the unfunny comedian.

 

HAMPTON, Christopher: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Criticism or an open cheque?’: is modesty a virtue in a critic?

 

HARDY, Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘The Itch, the Pitch, the Palsy and the Gout’: mummers’ plays, including one in Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Return of the Native’.

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The fly in the inkwell’: poets visited by insects – De La Mare, Frost, Turner, Hardy.

 

HARSNET, Samuel:

Extracts from ‘A declaration of egregious Popish impostures’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

HAVEL, Vačlav: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Take a letter, Miss Smith – any letter’: an invented language causes havoc in Havel’s ‘The Memorandum’.

 

HAWKINS, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Enough to make you squirm’: links between Professors of Poetry and the worm.

 

HAYWARD, William (?): article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'A fair cop?': Victorian female detectives.

 

HAYWOOD, Eliza: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'New women': Fantomina's strategy for overcoming male inconstancy.

 

HEANEY, Seamus: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 15: 

'Mother Earth': the body as landscape.

WOOL-GATHERER 17: 
 
'Leothcwide': Anglo-Saxon influences on Heaney.
 
WOOL-GATHERER 20: 

'A clutch of pebbles to brood upon': poetry digging deep.
 
 

HEINE, Heinrich: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘The electrification of the cliché’: a few poems analysed.

 

HELIODORUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘What Dramatists Found in the Underdowne’: a Greek novel by Heliodorus in translation; its impact on Elizabethan dramatists.

 

HENRY, James:

A pamphlet of extracts from the poetry of James Henry.

 

HERBERT, George: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘George Herbert and “The Forerunners”’: does literary skill in a religious poem dignify the subject or feed the writer’s vanity?

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘A Gourd of Grape-Juice...’: gardening as moral behaviour – John Milton, George Herbert and Ruth Pitter.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

Head to head with Studdert Kennedy.

 

HERODAS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Classical cobblers': the Greek mime.

 

HERVEY, James: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Smart as Paint and so Forth’: seeing humanity from a distance – Tom Stoppard, Lucretius, Samuel Johnson and James Hervey.

 

HEYWOOD, Thomas:

Extract from ‘An apology for actors’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

HIEROCLES & PHILAGRIUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'A funny thing happened on the way to the agora': a 4th century Greek joke book.

 

HILL, Geoffrey: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Enough to make you squirm’: links between Professors of Poetry and the worm.

 

HILL, Headon: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

HILTON, James: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Happy valleys’: Hilton’s Shangri-La.

 

HOBAN, Russell: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘A pocketful of yellerboy’: Russell Hoban’s ‘Riddley Walker’.

 

HOCCLEVE, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Cast Sorrow to the Cock’: the mental breakdown and recovery of Thomas Hoccleve.

 

HODGSON, Ralph: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A sprinkle of vinegar': finding meaning in birdsong.


HOGG, James: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'And talk... and talk': talkative corvids.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise.

 

HOLTBY, Winifred: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Concatenation of Circumstances': justified matricide.

 

HOLYBAND, Claudius

Extracts from 'The French Littelton' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

HOMER: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Rites of Passage’: the coming-of-age of Telemachus in Homer’s The Odyssey.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Ugly does as ugly is’: the Polyphemus legend.

 

HOOD, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

HOPKINS, Gerard Manley: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2

‘Harping On’: cultural conflicts in Wales – R.S. Thomas and G.M. Hopkins.

WOOL-GATHERER 5

‘The Value of Pie’: G.M. Hopkins and the therapeutic effect of Nature’s colours.

WOOL-GATHERER 6

‘Lucky dip’: Hopkins pays his respects to Saint Winefride and Holywell.

 

HORACE: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Cut the Philosophy, Mister Spock...’: the dangers of travel, and the loss of innocence it entails – the Roman lyric poets.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Hijacking Horace’: the parlour game of translating the Odes.

 

HORLER, Sydney: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Caronian carryings-on': a recipe for a thriller.

 

'HOUSE CARPENTER, THE': article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Domesticating the Demon': a tale of adultery and diabolism goes from ballad to broadside.

 

HOUSMAN, A.E.: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Importance of good grooming’: a discussion of  ‘The Oracles’.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘They let their roots show’: Housman pokes his nose out of the closet.

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Blue-tinted spectacles’: thoughts on nostalgia provoked by Housman.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Unkindness to unicorns': Housman's light verse.

 

HUGHES, Ted: articles in: 

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'If only they could talk': getting inside an animal's head.

 

HUNDRED MERRY TALES, A’:

Extracts in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

HUNT, James Leigh: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

 

JAMES I OF ENGLAND: article in WOOL-GATHERER 5:

 ‘Poetry: a Branch of Arboriculture’: Ben Jonson and one of his influences, the Roman poet, Statius; the verse of King James I and echoes of Virgil.

 

JAMES I OF SCOTLAND: article in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Dear diary: wrote poem, ruled country’: some royal authors.

 

JAMES, P.D.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Sang froid, sang chaud': a sequel to Pride and Prejudice.

 

JARRY, Alfred: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'He swears by his green candle': Père Ubu uses language.

 

JENNINGS, Elizabeth: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Shrugging off the shroud': the experience of Lazarus.

 

JOHNSON, Richard: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Here be dragons’: a chronicler of Saint George.

JOHNSON, Richard (?):

Extracts from ‘The History of Tom Thumb’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

JOHNSON, Samuel: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘And are there Neanderthals still in Scotland?’: Samuel Johnson’s journey to the Western Isles.

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘The Greatest Sophist...’: the pronouncements of Samuel Johnson.

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Smart as Paint and so Forth’: seeing humanity from a distance – Tom Stoppard, Lucretius, Samuel Johnson and James Hervey.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Migration – a tall tale to swallow’: the ornithological trustworthiness of Gilbert White, Johnson and a 12th century Bestiary.

WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Whale or warhead?': a visit to the Isle of Raasay.

 

JONES, David: articles in:

Wool-gatherer 20: 

'All things counter and original': 'The Tutelar of the Place'.

 

JONSON, Ben: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Poetry: a Branch of Arboriculture’: Ben Jonson and one of his influences, the Roman poet, Statius; the verse of King James I and echoes of Virgil.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Ripe and unripe’: a lament for a lost child compared with Statius.

 

JOSSELIN, Ralph:

A separate pamphlet of extracts from the 17th century diaries of the vicar of Earls Colne, Essex.

 

JOYCE, James: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'You do bird impressions?': flashy technique or artistry?

 

KACIRK, Jeffrey: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Imt imt imt’: an investigation into Kacirk’s ‘Forgotten English’.

 

KAVANAGH, Patrick: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for evangelising vegetarians': public lecturing.

'Understanding the Everydays': spiritual receptiveness in the poems.

 

KEMP, Will

Extracts from 'Kemp's Nine Days' Wonder' in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

KENNEDY, G.AStuddert: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘If the Huns don’t get you’: a people's poet of Christ.

Head to head with George Herbert.

 

KIPLING, Rudyard: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Giving some lip service': worshipping at the House of Rimmon.

 

KURKOV, Andrei: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Name-dropping for beginners’: Andrei Kurkov, and murky goings-on in the Ukraine.

 

KYD, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Confounding Elysium’: the geography of the afterlife – Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy and Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.

KYD (?):

‘The murder of John Brewen’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

LANEHAM, Robert: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Tilting at history’: literature and the quintain.

 

LAWRENCE, D.H.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Love is - albumen in hot water': style in The Rainbow.

 

LAWSON, Henry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Warblers of Oz’: Nellie Melba and Henry Lawson as incompatible Australian cultural leaders.

 

LEAPOR, Mary: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The pot, the flail and the pen’: two 18th century poets aspiring beyond their station – Mary Leapor and Stephen Duck.

Selection of verse available as a print-to-order booklet

 

LEIGH, Henry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘The cup that cheers’: Wordsworth’s ‘The Pet Lamb’ and some literary descendants.

 

LEWIS, Llŷr: article in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘A painted ship upon a painted ocean’: Lewis’s poem, ‘Waves’.

 

LEWIS, Matthew: article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'A fair cop?': Victorian female detectives and Gothic predecessors.

 

LITHGOW, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: Foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

LITTLE MUSGRAVE’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Playing off handicaps’: Conan Doyle and an anonymous ballad lengthen the odds against justice.

 

LLOYD, Evan: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Giving them Hell': anti-Methodist satire.

 

LOCHHEAD, Liz: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for evangelising vegetarians': public readings.

 

'LOCRINE': article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'A bird in the bower worth two on the throne': a concealed mistress in an anonymous play.

 

'LONDON PRODIGAL, The': article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'The lady is a doormat': a put-upon wife in a Shakespeare Third Folio play.

 

'LONG MEG OF WESTMINSTER, The life and pranks of' (Anon): 

Extracts in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

'LOTTERY OF 1608, The' (Anon, perhaps Dekker): 

Extract from booklet of same title.

 

LUCIAN: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Virtuous circle’: a god faces declining reverence.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

LUCRETIUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Smart as Paint and so Forth’: seeing humanity from a distance – Tom Stoppard, Lucretius, Samuel Johnson and James Hervey.

 

LUPTON, Thomas:

Extracts from ‘A thousand notable things’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

LYLY, John: articles in: 

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Looking for Richard’: some observations on ‘Richard III’.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Pictures of Lyly': links between Lyly and The Comedy of Errors.

WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'You do bird impressions?': flashy technique or artistry?

 

 
'Of potatoes and paperclips': a miscellany of Scots poets.
 

MACHEN, Arthur: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.


MACHYN, Henry:

Extracts from Machyn’s diary in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

MACKENZIE, Henry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘What did they do before Kleenex?’: Mackenzie and the Cult of Sensibility.

 

MACLEAN, Sorley: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Whale or warhead?': a native's view of Raasay.

 

MALLEY, Ern’: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Short cuts to Parnassus’: the computer as creator; randomisation in Ern Malley.

 

MALORY, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘All the same in the dark’: magic and bed-tricks.

 

‘MANDEVILLE, Sir John’: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

MANKIND’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘He’s behind yer’: the curriculum vitae of a busy demon.

 

MANTEL, Hilary: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for evangelising vegetarians': public readings.

'Running with the wolves': Wolf Hall.

 

MARCUS AURELIUS: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘A lesson in dissection’: does analysis spoil the pleasure of reading?

‘Dear diary: wrote poem, ruled country’: some royal authors.

 

MARLOWE, Christopher: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Confounding Elysium’: the geography of the afterlife – Thomas Kyd’s ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ and Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Knots on the knout of God’: some aspects of Marlowe’s ‘Tamburlaine’.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Caronian carryings-on': the poisoned nosegay.

WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'England 0 France 0': siege etiquette.

 

MARTEL, Yann: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Riding the Tiger’: narrative trickery in ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel.

 

MARVELL, Andrew: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Split Personalities’: the battle between soul and body – Andrew Marvell, W.B. Yeats and Margaret Atwood.

 

MASEFIELD, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Cut to the chase': thrills and satire in the novels and 'Reynard the Fox'.

 

MASSINGHAM, H.J.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Twill or twon’t’: botanical controversy in the masque in ‘The Tempest’.

 

MATURIN, Charles: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A tale of two parsons': different clerical experiences in Austen and Maturin.

 

MECHAIN, Gwerful: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Tips for Fledgling Bards’: a tentative investigation of the Welsh poetic form, the englyn.

 

MENANDER: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Save on Child-care: find some bulrushes': extracts from the 'New Comedy'.

 

MIDDLETON, Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘All the same in the dark’: The bed-trick.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

MILLER, Kate: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A clutch of pebbles to brood upon': poetry digging deep.

 

MILTON, John: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘To Knot or Not To’: landscape gardening in ‘Paradise Lost’ and Tom Stoppard’s ‘ Arcadia’.

‘A Gourd of Grape-Juice...’: gardening as moral behaviour – John Milton, George Herbert and Ruth Pitter.

‘Country-lover Seeks Peasants for Rustic Fun’: rural jollity not altogether what it seems? – Milton, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe.

‘Now all we need is a Certainty for the 3.30 at Haydock Park’: magic horses in Milton, Chaucer and Orcadian and Breton mythology.

 

MONK OF EVESHAM’: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘The Universal Dartboard’: Heaven as a series of concentric circles.

 

MONKHOUSE, Cosmo: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘It’s all just pen-pushing, anyway’: Cosmo Monkhouse, one of the Board of Trade poets.

 

MONTAGUE, John: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Woolgatherings from the Sheep's Head': an atheist's funeral, and JG Farrell's fate.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Here comes a chopper to chop off your head': the scariness of children's literature.

 

MOORE, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘The answer lies in the soil’: John Moore of Tewkesbury and grave-diggers.

 

MORE, Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Fee-fo-fum and the pestos’: the place of religion in the Utopias of More, Swift and J.F. Bray.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Does Never-never Land have an Arts Council?’: Utopia and the Arts in More, Swift and Morris.

 

MORGAN, T.J.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘But is it Art?’: the relationship between great art and technical difficulty.

 

MORRIS, William: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Does Never-never Land have an Arts Council?’: Utopia and the Arts in Morris, More and Swift.

 

MOTION, Andrew: article in WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘The Laurel, of course, is a Poisonous Shrub’: poet laureates, featuring Andrew Motion and Nahum Tate.

 

MURRAY, Les: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'If only they could talk': getting inside an animal's head.

 

NASHE, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘In a Byzantine Garden Centre’: the golden bird, and escape from a mundane world – ‘The Achilleis’, W.B. Yeats and Thomas Nashe.

 

O'BRIEN, Flann: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Going nowhere': ultimate series in The Third Policeman.

 

ORKNEYINGA SAGA’ (Anon):  article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘A holiday romance’: an intriguing clash of cultures in the Orkneyinga Saga and the poems of George Mackay Brown.

 

ORTON, Joe: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Concatenation of Circumstances': the English boarding-house.

 

ORWELL, George: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Short cuts to Parnassus’: the computer as creator in Swift, Dahl, Orwell and Stoppard.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Enjoy': Orwell on Jura; the life of a kitchen porter.

'The Sandwich Topping': history in 1984.

 

OSBORNE, Dorothy: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Pernicious perfumes’: the spleen and its symptoms.

 

OUIDA: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A dog's life': some canine episodes in the work of a popular Victorian novelist.

 

OVERBURY, Thomas (and others):

A selection of character writing in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet’ booklet.

 

OVID: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Publish and be Cuckolded’: translations of Ovid’s ‘Amores’ compared.

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Young Men Hanging Around’:  unrequited love in Ovid, Theocritus and Emile Gaboriau.

‘Cut the Philosophy, Mister Spock...’: the dangers of travel, and the loss of innocence it entails – the Roman lyric poets.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Ugly does as ugly is’: the Polyphemus legend in Theocritus, Ovid, Gongora etc.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Pictures of Lyly': links between Lyly and The Comedy of Errors.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Mercury rising': the god of tricksters.

 
'We are supposed to be amused': the problem of the unfunny comedian.
 
Extracts in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.
 
 

PASCAL, Blaise: article in WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A sprinkle of vinegar': a hostile universe?


PATMORECoventry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You’: two fathers have qualms about punishing their children – Thomas Fuller and Coventry Patmore.

 

PEACOCK, Thomas Love: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'The Virtuoso of Crotchets': the novel as conversation piece.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

 

PHILLIPS, Marie: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Virtuous circle’: worship recharges divine batteries.

 

PINTER, Harold: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘7-27 and all that’: some observations on Pinter’s ‘The Birthday Party’ and Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Concatenation of Circumstances': the English boarding-house.

 

PITTER, Ruth: article in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘A Gourd of Grape-Juice...’: gardening as moral behaviour – John Milton, George Herbert and Ruth Pitter.

 

PIX, Mary: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Looking for Richard’: some observations on ‘Richard III’.

 

PLATH, Sylvia: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Shrugging off the shroud': the poet as Lazarus.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Have you thought of a gardening book, Mr Milton?': an attempt at magazine fiction.

 

PLAUTUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Mercury rising': the god of tricksters.

 

PLUTARCH: article in MORALIA BY MOONLIGHT

The ‘Moralia’ echoed in Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’.

 

POLNAY, Peter de: article in WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'A Concatenation of Circumstances': the English boarding-house.

 

POMFRET, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

 

PONTAC, Perry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'We are supposed to be amused': the problem of the unfunny comedian.

 

POTTER, Dennis: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'The upside-down umbrella': aspects of Pennies from Heaven.

 

MATTHEW PRIOR:

Selection of poems available as a print-to-order booklet.

 

PROPERTIUS: articles in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Young Men Hanging Around’:  unrequited love in Ovid, Theocritus and Emile Gaboriau.

‘Cut the Philosophy, Mister Spock...’: the dangers of travel, and the loss of innocence it entails – the Roman lyric poets.

 

PTOLEMAEUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Ages and ages’: the Seven Ages of Man.

 

RASPE, Rudolph Erich: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘They bisect horses, don’t they?’: from Sir Ywain to Baron Munchausen to Alice in Wonderland ...

 

REID, Christopher: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Name-dropping for beginners’: reminiscences of poetry readings.

 

RENDELL, Ruth: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'An unkindness of fathers': Shelley's The Cenci, watched by D.C.I. Wexford.

 

RICHE, Barnabe: article in WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Apolonius and Silla’: the stories of Barnabe Riche; Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and its source; the Elizabethan treatment of lunacy; ambiguous punctuation.

 

ROGERS, Byron: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Follow the arrows’: why Agincourt could have meant so much more.

 

ROGERS, Samuel: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

 

ROGET, Peter: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘There’s another word for it’: a tribute to Roget and his Thesaurus.

 

RONSARD,Pierre: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Follow the arrows’: the arrows of Apollo and Eros.

 

ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel: article in WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Dear diary: wrote poem, ruled country’: James I of Scotland.

 

ROWE, Nicholas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Looking for Richard’: some observations on ‘Richard III’.

WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Much better than she might be’: Nicholas Rowe’s ‘Tragedy of Jane Shore’.

 

ROWLANDS, Samuel

Extract from 'The Letting of Humours' Blood in the Head-vein' in 'the Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

RUDWIN, Maximilian: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘He’s behind yer’: the curriculum vitae of a busy demon.

 

SAKI’ (H.H. Munro): articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘The last button on the waistcoat’: broken cultural tabus in ‘The Bag’ and Conan Doyle’s Brigadier Gerard.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'Giving some lip service': worshipping in the House of Rimmon.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.


SAPPHO: article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Always Read the Wrapping Paper...’: new discoveries in a poem by Sappho.

 

SENECA: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 7: 

‘Follow the arrows’: the arrows of Apollo and Eros.

WOOL-GATHERER 18: 

'Stoicism in interesting times': philosophical letters.

 

SEWARD, Anna: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

SHAFFER, Peter: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Lies, damned lies, scientific research and plays': experiments in altruism.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'A petard for drabness': a campaign in Lettice and Lovage.

 

SHAKESPEARE, William: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1

‘Monsters in Cupid’s Pageant’: the tentative courtship of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.

‘Apolonius and Silla’: the stories of Barnabe Riche; Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and its source; the Elizabethan treatment of lunacy; ambiguous punctuation.

WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Chez Nous’: Shakespeare’s problem with an invasion of England in ‘King Lear’.

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘What Dramatists Found in the Underdowne’: a Greek novel by Heliodorus in translation; its impact on Elizabethan dramatists.

‘Mr Bluebeard? It’s the Locksmith here’: the tale of Mister Fox, and how it links Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, Edmund Spenser and Bob & Carole Pegg.

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Ay, Leeks is Good’: who was the inspiration for Fluellen in ‘Henry V’?

‘The National Debt’: political themes and undercurrents in Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘His delights were dolphin-like’: a morass of ambiguities as England is invaded in ‘King John’.

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘All the same in the dark’: the bed-trick in ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ and ‘Measure for Measure’.

‘Twill or twon’t’: botanical controversy in the masque in ‘The Tempest’.

‘Strangers and foes do sunder and not kiss’: pronouns twist the knife in ‘All’s Well’.

‘Headhunting’: a severed head as a souvenir in ‘2 Henry VI’.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘The loyal heart of England’: the dubious loyalty of the Somerville family (‘3 Henry VI’).

‘First come, first served’: did Shakespeare steal Burbage’s mistress?

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Ages and ages’: the seven ages of Man – was Jaques in accord with Shakespeare?

‘Hijacking Horace’: the carmen amoebaeum.

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Obedience tests and other illusions’:  Shakespeare and feminism; the Induction to ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.

‘G***’: Shakespeare and obscenity.

‘Beware of fun-lovers with G.S.O.H.’: in defence of Malvolio.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘The answer lies in the soil’: John Moore of Tewkesbury and grave-diggers.

‘Tilting at history’: literature and the quintain.

‘The feminine form’: the significance of feminine endings in verse.

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘Looking for Richard’: some observations on ‘Richard III’.

WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'The sub-text of murder': Shakespeare's deaths re-examined.

'He never mentioned green cheese': the language of Midsummer Night's Dream.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Mother Earth': the body as landscape.

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'We are supposed to be amused': the problem of the unfunny comedian.

'Pictures of Lyly': links between Lyly and The Comedy of Errors.

'Take no chances with the crackling': the importance of well-cooked meat.

'Learning to be mother'; Fleur Adcock looks askance at The Comedy of Errors.

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise.

'Who made the cookie crumble': necessity as a moral excuse.

 WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'The police - some kind of joke?': taking the comedy out of Dogberry

WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'Your best friend is a fool': Touchstone, and a fool's relationships.

'England 0 France 0': English victories in the 100 Years' war.

WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'A little of what you fancy does you good': Hamlet and subjective literary judgments.

'Shrugging off the shroud': the theme of rebirth.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Kissing carrion': a miscellany of topics from Hamlet.

'Coriolana and Volumnius': stage travesties of Shakespeare.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Prose verse alle all is naught': Shakespeare parodies by William-Henry Ireland.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'A historical sandwich': Julius Caesar's activities in Britain, according to Richard III.

'Who knows the difference, eh, Toots?': a pastiche of Taming of the Shrew by Edward Albee.

'The sandwich topping': history in Loves Labours Lost.

'An unkindness of fathers': borrowings from Shakespeare in The Cenci.

'Putting the doux in the billets': versified excerpts from letters in Shakespeare.

'Etre ou ne pas etre': Hamlet as a French opera libretto. 

‘YOU WHAT?’: a separate pamphlet on the use of the formal and informal pronoun, with special reference to ‘King Lear’.

‘ONLY FOUL WORDS – AND THEREUPON I WILL KISS THEE’: a separate pamphlet on the use of formal and informal pronouns in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’; bound with ‘I AM AS LIKE TO CALL THEE SO AGAIN’, a pamphlet on formal and informal pronouns in ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

‘MORALIA BY MOONLIGHT’: a pamphlet of essays on ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and boy players.

‘AMATEUR HOUR AT THE COMEDY CLUB’: a pamphlet on aspiring and apprentice jesters in Shakespeare, e.g. Jaques, Rosalind and Berowne.

‘PRELATES PRINCIPLED, PREDATORY AND PREPOSTEROUS’: a pamphlet on Shakespeare’s clergy.

 

SHAW, Bernard: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Tramp and supertramp': teasing politics in 'Man and Superman'.

 WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'A petard for drabness': an early plea for a National Theatre.

 

SHELLEY, P.B.: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Pernicious perfumes’: the spleen and its symptoms.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'An unkindness of fathers': The Cenci, watched by D.C.I. Wexford.

 

SMITH, Alexander:

Selection of poetry and prose available as print-to-order booklet.

 

SMOLLETT, Tobias: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

SOPHOCLES: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

SOPHRON: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Classical cobblers': the Greek mime.

 

SOUTHEY, Robert: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

SPENSER, Edmund: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Mr Bluebeard? It’s the Locksmith here’: the tale of Mister Fox, and how it links Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, Edmund Spenser and Bob & Carole Pegg.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'How do you spell that, Mrs S?': Spenser woos his wife and frets about Ireland.

 

STATIUS: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Poetry: a Branch of Arboriculture’: Ben Jonson and one of his influences, the Roman poet, Statius; the verse of King James I and echoes of Virgil.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Ripe and unripe’: a lament for a lost child compared with Ben Jonson.

 

STEVENSON, Robert Louis: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 16:

'Dey tought dey taw a puddy-tat': cats as villains' accessories.

'Dressing down to advantage': escaping from custody in disguise.

 

STOPPARD, Tom: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘A beginning, a middle and a choice of endings’:  Malcolm Bradbury, Charlotte Bronte and Tom Stoppard play narrative games with their readers.

‘To knot or not to’: landscape gardening in ‘Paradise Lost’ and Stoppard’s ‘ Arcadia’.

WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘Treating those two impostors just the same?’: Stoppard’s ‘Professional Foul’ and the changing British psyche.

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Smart as paint and so forth’: seeing humanity from a distance – Stoppard, Lucretius, Samuel Johnson and James Hervey.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Short cuts to Parnassus’: the computer as creator in Swift, Dahl, Orwell and Stoppard.

WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Lies, damned lies, scientific research and plays': experiments in altruism.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Going nowhere': ultimate series in Jumpers.

 

STOREY, David: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Big boys sometimes cry': questions of interpretation in Home.

 

STUBBES, Philip:

Extracts from ‘The Anatomy of abuses’ and ‘A crystal glass for Christian women’ in ‘The Bachelor’s Banquet' booklet.

 

SWIFT, Jonathan: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Short cuts to Parnassus’: the computer as creator in Swift, Dahl, Orwell and Stoppard.

‘Fee-fo-fum and the pestos’: the place of religion in the Utopias of Swift, More and J.F. Bray.

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Does Never-never Land have an Arts Council?’: Utopia and the Arts in Swift, More and Morris.

 

TATE, Nahum: article in WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘The Laurel, of course, is a Poisonous Shrub’: poet laureates, featuring Andrew Motion and Nahum Tate.

 

TARLTON'S JESTS (Anon):

Extracts in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

TAYLOR, John ('The water-Poet'):

Nonsense prose and verse in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet. 

 

TENNYSON, Alfred: article in WOOL-GATHERER 17:

'Adult Education and the new Utopia': Workers' Open Day in a country mansion.

 

TESSIMOND, A.S.J.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘The perils of serenity’: A.S.J. Tessimond becomes tiddly.

 

THEOCRITUS: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Young Men Hanging Around’:  unrequited love in Ovid, Theocritus and Emile Gaboriau.

WOOL-GATHERER 9:

‘Hijacking Horace’: the carmen amoebaeum.

‘Ugly does as ugly is’: the Polyphemus legend.

 

THEROUX, Alexander: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Smile, and the world cuts you dead’: Theroux’s experiences in Estonia.

 

THOMAS, R.S.: articles in: 

WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Harping On’: cultural conflicts in Wales – R.S. Thomas and G.M. Hopkins.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'A sprinkle of vinegar': meaning found in birdsong.

WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'Seeing the light': light imagery in the poems.

 

THURBER, James: article in WOOL-GATHERER 14:

'The sub-text of murder': Shakespeare's deaths re-examined.

 

TIBULLUS: article in WOOL-GATHERER 2:

‘Cut the Philosophy, Mister Spock...’: the dangers of travel, and the loss of innocence it entails – the Roman lyric poet

 

TOWNELEY PLAYS’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘He’s behind yer’: the curriculum vitae of a busy demon.

 

TROLLOPE, Anthony: article in WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘Tilting at history’: literature and the quintain.

 

TURBERVILE, George: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘A cure for imbecility’: foreign travel and travellers’ tales.

 

TURNER, Charles’ (Charles Tennyson): articles:

WOOL-GATHERER 12: ‘The fly in the inkwell’: poets visited by insects – De La Mare, Frost, Turner, Hardy.

WOOL-GATHERER 17: 'Hounds of the imagination': a fox-hunting sonnet.

 

TUSSER, Thomas:

Advice for farmers in 'The Lottery of 1608' booklet.

 

UNDER, Marie: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Here be dragons’: an Estonian version of Saint George and the dragon.

 

UNDERDOWNE, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘What Dramatists Found in the Underdowne’: a Greek novel by Heliodorus in translation; its impact on Elizabethan dramatists.

 

URQUHART, Sir Thomas: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 11:

‘You’d miss the irregular verbs’: invented languages in Urquhart’s ‘The Jewel’ and de Foigny’s ‘La Terre Australe Inconnue’.

WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The Admirable Crichton’: the nearly-perfect butler and the nearly-perfect Renaissance hero.

WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘It wasn’t all hirquitalliency’: the fate of Urquhart’s Admirable Crichton.

 

VAUGHAN, Henry: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Would it were day': imagery of light in Vaughan's poetry.

 

VIRGIL: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 5:

‘Poetry: a Branch of Arboriculture’: Ben Jonson and one of his influences, the Roman poet, Statius; the verse of King James I and echoes of Virgil.

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘Some Arab thoroughbreds’: the perils of looking back.

WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Big boys sometimes cry': the context of 'lacrimae rerum'.

 

WARTON, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 9

‘Always keep a hold of Alma Mater’: the academic seduced by a benefice.

 

WATERS, Sarah: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 1:

‘Transvestism and the Pursuit of Happiness’: cross-dressing themes in Tipping the Velvet.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Love is - albumen in hot water': a reluctant landlady and her lodger in The Paying Guests.

 

WEBSTER, John: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Don't touch! Don't smell! Don't look!': bizarre methods of murder.

 

WESKER, Arnold: article in WOOL-GATHERER 22:

'Enjoy': Orwell and Wesker describe a kitchen porter's life. 

 

WHARTON, Edith: article in WOOL-GATHERER 19:

'Culture for evangelising vegetarians': adult education lecturing in the U.S.

 

WHARTON, Michael (‘Peter Simple’): article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Share the joke?’: from Auden to Monty Python.

 

WHITE, Gilbert: article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Migration – a tall tale to swallow’: the ornithological trustworthiness of White, Samuel Johnson and a 12th century Bestiary.

 

WILDE, Oscar: articles in: 

WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Headhunting’: Salome goes headhunting.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'An Ideal Travesty': liberties taken with An Ideal Husband.

WOOL-GATHERER 21:

'Social death': two women blackmail for respectability.

 

WILSON, Thomas: article in WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Verbal embranglements’: a parody of inkhorn terms.

 

WODEHOUSE, P.G.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 7:

‘Hello sky hello trees’: a new match-making suggestion.

 

WOOD, Rev. J.G.: article in WOOL-GATHERER 12:

‘The fly in the inkwell’: writers and insects.

 

WOODFORDE, Rev. James: article in WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

WOODWARD, George:

‘The Letters of George Woodward –  the correspondence of an 18th century parson’: a selection of extracts from the letters of the rector of East Hendred, Oxfordshire (in separate pamphlet).

 

WORDSWORTH, William: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 10:

‘The cup that cheers’: Wordsworth’s ‘The Pet Lamb’ and some literary descendants.

WOOL-GATHERER 13:

‘Can squirrels learn the polka’: the learned pig and other sapient beasts.

 

YDER, THE ROMANCE OF’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘Good knight, ladies, good knight’: a medieval French Arthurian romance.

 

YEATS, W.B.: articles in:

WOOL-GATHERER 4:

‘Split Personalities’: the battle between soul and body – Andrew Marvell, W.B. Yeats and Margaret Atwood.

‘In a Byzantine Garden Centre’: the golden bird, and escape from a mundane world – The Achilleis, W.B. Yeats and Thomas Nashe.

WOOL-GATHERER 6:

‘Des res requiring refurbishment’: a literary ideal home.

WOOL-GATHERER 8:

‘The Phoenix and I’: a personal connection with Maud Gonne.

WOOL-GATHERER 15:

'Warbling his native woodnotes wild': the cult of Pan revived.

WOOL-GATHERER 20:

'Woolgatherings from the Sheep's Head': ambivalence over English dominion in Ireland.

 

'YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY, A': article in WOOL-GATHERER 18:

'The lady is a doormat': a put-upon wife in a Shakespeare Third Folio play.

 

YWAIN AND GAWAIN’ (Anon): article in WOOL-GATHERER 3:

‘They bisect horses, don’t they?’: from Sir Ywain to Baron Munchausen to Alice in Wonderland ...