The Deil’s awaugh, the Deil’s awaugh,The Deil’s awaugh wi’ th’ excise man.(Robert Burns 1759-1796) I first heard this tune as we were sitting in a tin can, rattling along in the dark. Robert Burns’ famous song being roared at the tops of their voices by a bunch of overgrown boy scouts. Possibly Runrig fans tooContinue reading “They’re Late Again – the Taxes”
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“Queenhood” by Simon Armitage
Some beautiful words by the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, helping us to make sense of what is happening.
La Fin de la Nuit Pour L’Enfant
From Les Misérables, Part I, Book 1, chapter 10, by Victor Hugo L’Eveque en Présence d’une Lumière A transfiguration at a deathbed that leads the bishop to be a good and holy disciple. “Le Conventional, -Quant á Louis XVI j’ai dit non . . . . J’ai voté la fin du tyran. C’est à direContinue reading “La Fin de la Nuit Pour L’Enfant”