Monday, March 21, 2011

That one of the characters in the Japanese alphabet resembles an oracle-bead...

Walked to BAPL this morning with Indochine Profonde notecard in hand, only to be told by one librarian that the book has [suddenly] been removed from The Hanley Collection moved into the library from former Carnegie Library premises addressed Congress at Corydon Streets decades ago.  Nothing is more irritating or hate-worthy than the sudden disappearance of a volume that provides relevant research material, especially since one photo shows a man with his cheek pierced using a pointed metal object, that might be linked with human remains found with animal oracle-bones in Shanghai, China.  If the book is gone with intent to find the mystery man and update the 'Indochina Experience', more power to them.

Otherwise, the stacks have also revealed book titled, Mr. Shakespeare of the Globe by Frayne Williams, New York:  E. H. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1941; the title is also found as one chapter within the volume that also presents chapter in Table of Contents titled 'The Great Folio of 1623' that may well be allusion to mucousal-artifact [egglike] oracle-bead content-imagery.  "...William Shakespeare, according to tradition, was born on April 23, 1564...a few weeks after his baptism a plague broke out in Stratford when more than 1/6th of the population lost their lives...(p. 40)...Robert Greene...pamphlet A Groat's Worth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance [the oracle-bead resembles a single grain of barley]...published by Chettle in 1592...(p.46)...parody of the line, "her tiger's heart wrapt in a woman's hide" in The True Tragedy...(p.47)...Henry Irving...The Bells...(p. 50)...newly erected Globe Theatre in 1599... (p. 59)...execution took place less than three weeks after the special programs of Richard II at the Globe...the court was well-prepared for Essex's invasion...troops were ordered out and officials despatched to different parts of London to proclaim Essex a traitor...later in the evening both men were found and condemned to death.  Southhampton was commuted to life ...while Essex lost his head upon the block, when it took three ax blows for the disseverment...(p. 59)...Shakespeare's patron, Southhampton...[and] Southhampton's closest friend...Robert Deveraux, second Earl of Essex...(p. 58)...King James was present in person when 200 witches were placed on trial for raising a sea storm which delayed his bride's crossing from the Continent...James was the cause of 600 wretched old women being burned for witchcraft...(p. 66)... ."

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