Tag Archives: John Milton

Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Andrew Marvell Edition)

This weekend’s installment of the Wall Street Journal’s excellent Masterpiece series examines “To His Coy Mistress” (c. 1650s) by Andrew Marvell. First, Marvell’s marvelous poem (via the Poetry Foundation): To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world … Continue reading

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Hopper! Thou Shouldst Be Living At This Hour: Boston Hath Need Of Thee

From our William Wordsworth desk It was the Missus who pointed out that Wednesday’s Boston Globe front-page photo looked like an Edward Hopper painting.   Close-up:   Just like Hopper: Bleak, ambiguous, ominous.  

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Dear WGBH: This. Totally. Blows. (II)

So the hardworking staff repaired to the Global Worldwide Headquarters ’round midnight to do a little ruminating and construing, and – resignedly – flipped the radio on to WCRB (since WGBH radio has abandoned jazz for a bunch of yack … Continue reading

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