Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pius itym

The creative use of convention is also apparent in The Vocacyon of Johan Bale (1553). Bale's explosive text describes a year's hardships endured by a Protestant reformer under Mary: it lashes out at the "drunken bishop of Galwaye", and those Catholic "knightes of the dongehill" who enact "most filthie buggeries in the darke".
A. Smyth, "Flower arranging", TLS September 18 2009, p.24