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Experts discuss the likely causes of the death of Henry VIII on 28 Jan 1547.

what caused them to stop spreading, did they just die down randomly? or was there eventually cures for them?

Mary Queen of Scots
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Just testing out some lip synch while completely and willfully ignoring the point of a Monty Python audio-only sketch. The audio is, of course, not mine. It is copyrighted from Monty Python’s 1981 album “The Monty Python Instant Record Collection”.


This clip features the ending of Thomas Chatterton’s “Last Verses” which read: “Farewell, Bristolia’s dingy piles of brick, Lovers of mammon, worshippers of trick! Ye spurned the boy who gave you antique lays, And paid for learning with your empty praise. Farewell, ye guzzling aldermanic fools, By nature fitted for corruption’s tools! I go to where celestial anthems swell; But you, when you depart, will sink to hell. Farewell, my mother!-cease, my anguished soul, Nor let distraction’s billows o’er me roll! Have mercy, Heaven! when here i cease to live, And this last act of wretchedness forgive.” Also featured is an excerpt from Lord Byron’s Play “Manfred” – Act III -Scene I Abbot. Alas! I gin to fear that thou art past all aid From me and from my calling; yet so young, 155 I still would— Man. Look on me! there is an order Of mortals on the earth, who do become Old in their youth, and die ere middle age, Without the violence of warlike death; 160 Some perishing of pleasure, some of study, Some worn with toil, some of mere weariness, Some of disease, and some insanity, And some of witherd or of broken hearts; For this last is a malady which slays 165 More than are numberd in the lists of Fate, Taking all shapes and bearing many names. Look upon me! for even of all these things Have I partaken; and of all these things, One were enough; then wonder not that I 170 Am what I am, but that I ever was, Or having been, that I am still on earth.


The search for the Loch Ness monster has intrigued the world for decades, but new evidence could blow the myth wide open. Robert Rines believes the remains of “Nessie” are hidden at the bottom of the lake and sets out to prove his theory. Using sonar images, remote operating vehicles and underwater camera, Rines searches for evidence of remains and believes Nessie’s death would explain the decrease in sightings in the past years.

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The History of England From the Norman Conquest to the Death of John

I’m doing an analysis of “On Death” by Percy Shelley. I would like any comments ideas for thoughts you have on the poem. I need criticism on the poem that may agree or contradict my interpretations. I cannot find a single analysis of this poem to reference.

On Death by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn’s undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll
Shall sleep in the light of a wondrous day,
Where hell and heaven shall leave thee free
To the universe of destiny.

This world is the nurse of all we know,
This world is the mother of all we feel,
And the coming of death is a fearful blow
To a brain unencompass’d by nerves of steel:
When all that we know, or feel, or see,
Shall pass like an unreal mystery.

The secret things of the grave are there,
Where all but this frame must surely be,
Though the fine-wrought eye and the wondrous ear
No longer will live, to hear or to see
All that is great and all that is strange
In the boundless realm of unending change.

Who telleth a tale of unspeaking death?
Who lifteth the veil of what is to come?
Who painteth the shadows that are beneath
The wide-winding caves of the peopled tomb?
Or uniteth the hopes of what shall be
With the fears and the love for that which we see?


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