Today is Copernicus’s 541th birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?”
my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time
and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”
and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”
like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college
Elizabethan theologians believed that talking to ghosts was dangerous, because it could actually be a devil. Horatio having attended college would mean that he knows theology as well as Latin, and therefore might be able to exorcise it if they were in danger.
I know this because I also went to college (and just finished writing my senior thesis on this)
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
lady i swear by all flowers.
- Things you learn when beginning most languages: Colors, numbers, "hi my name is"
- Things you learn when beginning Latin: war, manliness, four words for "death"
Burr was like Hemingway, way before Hemingway
"Took a nap."
"Walked in the rain."
"Thought much; concluded nothing."
his writing style is so startlingly modern and minimalist
and Hamilton is all like
Blah blah "my heart bleeds" blah blah obscure classical reference blah blah inappropriate joke blah blah seventy-five page tirade
they should write a novel together, alternating chapters
it would be either an avant-garde masterpiece or a total disaster
be romantic with me, give me roses and hold my hand, but also be Romantic, engage in a distraught duel to the death for my affections on a church spire during a lightning storm
kiss me in the rain but also revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the age of enlightenment