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It is the bicentenary of the death of John Keats in Rome, aged 25, from TB, for which he was bled, put on a diet of one anchovy per day, and had his laudanum confiscated, causing him to suffer agonies. “I have left no immortal work behind me,” he said.


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Richard Coles @RevRichardColes

It is the bicentenary of the death of John Keats in Rome, aged 25, from TB, for which he was bled, put on a diet of one anchovy per day, and had his laudanum confiscated, causing him to suffer agonies. “I have left no immortal work behind me,” he said.
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7:25 AM · Feb 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
There was a play about Keats' death on R4 just now.

25! TB! What a terrible tragedy, for Keats and for the world.

We don't worry about it now but it was still possible up to only a couple of generations ago.

Techy's maternal grandmother died of it in the '30s, just a year older, leaving two little girls.
An aunt of mine was sternly challenged by her family in the '50s for visiting friends where there was TB in the house. It was considered squalid and dirty by then.

See now, yer smallpox, you can get a natural inoculation, but TB: you're on yer own.
 

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Anyway, it's our anniversary tomorrow: 15 years, for which the traditional gift is crystal. These days it's more often glass.

So that's a bottle of the finest peaty single malt, then. ;)
You could go for an Irish Whiskey

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Anyway, it's our anniversary tomorrow: 15 years, for which the traditional gift is crystal. These days it's more often glass.

So that's a bottle of the finest peaty single malt, then. ;)
Happy anniversary :)
 

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Can anybody identify this anniversary?

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In 1819, John Polidori publishes the first significant piece of prose vampire literature in English.
TODAY: In 1819, London’s The New Monthly Magazine publishes John Polidori's Gothic fiction The Vampyre, the first significant piece of vampire literature in English, and attributes it to Lord Byron, who partly inspired it.
 

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In the video below, Highland Songs of the Forty-Five, we’re sharing the original audio recordings of a series of Gaelic songs collected by archivist John Lorne Campbell from Canna.

John and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw were noted scholars of Gaelic culture and life. Published in 1933, their book brought together songs inspired by the events leading up to the Battle of Culloden, and beyond – many of which had never been written down before. They also collected recordings of the songs from Ruairidh Iain Bhàin and Annie Johnston of Barra.

The film was created by the Trust’s Canna House archivist Fiona Mackenzie, who had been due to give a talk on the book at the battlefield as part of the 2020 anniversary programme. ...

https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/rare-gaelic-songs-to-mark-the-culloden-commemoration

 

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You should read the Kevin Smith fan service graphic novel. Silent Bob is obsessed with John Hughes films and Jay is pissed off with hanging around the New Jersy 'hood' so Jay decides to find The Breakfast Club school without realising until too late that there is no 'Shermer' in Illinois. They end up in some random school instead. I can't do it justice here but the book's called 'Chasing Dogma' and it's magnificent.

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