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Not all Elizabethan high nobles were tramps, but Sydney fell in love with one. Anne Locke, though noble, was cut from a different cloth. The Scots did take their reformation seriously, and to believe in the reformed faith was, under the French alliance with the Catholic Stuarts, at times treason. He good friend John Knox […]

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The scholars worry about what hyssop was. But it was mentioned in the Torah, and was part of the Passover ceremony. A priest used hyssop to declare a leper clean, and able to come into the camp. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. […]

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Anne Locke’s sonnet series is based on Psalm 51. Each poem had a text attached. I have not used them as the title, but they add to the text, so I am adding them. But lo, thou haste loued trueth, the hidden and secrete thinges of thy wisedome thou haste opened vnto me. Thou louest […]

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Sunday Sonnet

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It is Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day. And so, a picture before the Sonnet from one of the reformed churches in NZ, who correctly uses facebook for memes, and paper for congregational news. Now the next in the sonnet sequence. The Psalm implies that David was the child of a mistress: in sin my […]

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We are all provincial. We think that without the technology of the modern era, people were trapped in their villages and women oppressed. Anne, our poet, is a counter example.She travelled to Geneva. With her husband’s blessing, but without him. She (and her sister) corresponded with that turbulent cleric, John Knox. And she suggested these […]

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