By Roger Housden
In his assortment Risking Everything, Housden addressed love's many facets. Now, in Dancing with Joy, he assembles ninety nine poems from sixty nine poets that commemorate the numerous shades of pleasure. something could be a catalyst for pleasure, those poems display. For Wislawa Szymborska, the catalyst is a dream; for Robert Bly, being within the corporation of his ten-year-old son; for Gerald Stern, it's a grapefruit at breakfast; for Billy Collins, a cigarette. Dancing with Joy contains English and Italian classical and romantic works; early chinese language and Persian verse; and poets from Chile, France, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and India, plus a number modern American and English poets.Whether suggestion is what you would like, or an confirmation of what's already pleased in existence, Dancing with Joy is a welcome deal with for Housden's a variety of enthusiasts, in addition to somebody searching for sheer happiness, marvelously expressed.From the Hardcover edition.
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In 1818 Sidmouth prematurely wrote, ‘The combination at Manchester, & c. ’7 However, as E. P. Thompson relates, ‘One by one they were forced to release the reformers. . The released men refused to lie down: they addressed meetings, attended dinners in their honour, and attempted to sue the Government for illegal arrest’ (The Making: 736). Evidence of Bamford’s potential for unreliability occurs in his two accounts of this arrest. In Passages, Bamford claims to have been interviewed by Lord Sidmouth and Viscount Castlereagh no less.
The released men refused to lie down: they addressed meetings, attended dinners in their honour, and attempted to sue the Government for illegal arrest’ (The Making: 736). Evidence of Bamford’s potential for unreliability occurs in his two accounts of this arrest. In Passages, Bamford claims to have been interviewed by Lord Sidmouth and Viscount Castlereagh no less. He describes Castlereagh as ‘a good looking person in a plum-coloured coat, with a gold ring on the small finger of his left hand, on which he sometimes leaned his head as he eyed me over: This was Lord Castlereagh’ (Passages: 83).
Hazlitt’s words were utilised by the Hunt brothers in the post-Peterloo backlash against the state, and specifically against the Regent’s remarks on the event, which were revealed to the public in The Examiner of 29 August 1819, when Leigh Hunt printed a letter from Lord Sidmouth to the Earl of Derby forwarding the Regent’s congratulations to the magistrates who had instructed the Manchester Yeomanry: I have been commanded by His Royal Highness to request that your Lordship will express to the Magistrates of the county palatine of Lancaster, who attended on that day, the great satisfaction derived by His Royal Highness from their prompt, decisive, and efficient measures for the preservation of the public tranquillity.