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Stuart Butler
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Beyond Satire; Beyond Hope?
A quick chat with Jon Seagrave this morning
has got me thinking – we were talking about how dreadful it all is and how it’s
beyond satire and how it’s like the fall of the Weimar Republic and I just
couldn’t find the words to describe how dire it all is her...

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Brooklyn and the Slad Brook Conjoined Historically and Inter-Textually
Brooklyn
and the Slad Brook Conjoined Historically and Inter-Textually I
remember so well that day at Wallbridge in Stroud, Seeing
the man whose name I do not know, Yet
with whom I always share the time of day Whenever
our paths cross in the street; He
was ...

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Brooklyn and the Slad Brook Conjoined Historically and Inter-Textually
Brooklyn
and the Slad Brook Conjoined Historically and Inter-Textually I
remember so well that day at Wallbridge in Stroud, Seeing
the man whose name I do not know, Yet
with whom I always share the time of day Whenever
our paths cross in the street; He
was ...

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Lodgemore Mills and the Elements:
Lodgemore Mills and the Elements: There is a sort of elemental magic at work at Lodgemore - The very word itself suggests an ability to expand beyond Natural confines of space and time: Lodge-more: The lodging of Fire,   Air,   Earth and   Water, A numinous...

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Inter-Textuality in a Rodborough Churchyard
It
was the most perfect equinoctial evening, But
with the six o’clock sun in drivers’ eyes, I decided
to walk rather than cycle - for a change, And
chose to walk to Rodborough Church, Rather
than straight up the hill to the common; I
sauntered along Spillma...

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Trains and Boats and Games
Trains and Boats and Games I was due to meet Andy at Temple Meads: He was coming on the train from Yate,   I was coming from Stroud
via Swindon (I wanted to call in at the Radical Book Fair, To collect a pamphlet on smuggling), But the signals were down at ...

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Newbridge to Oxford
Swans,
Bridges, Feudalism and Modernity: From Newbridge to Oxford The
Windrush joins the Thames at Newbridge, Flowing
beneath the elegant Taynton stone bridge, Once
a port of call for that Burford quarried stone On
its way to Oxford and London, As
well as a...

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Lechlade to Newbridge
The day started early
in Cirencester, where our Chartist Allen Davenport was a
cobbler before he married Mary, And moved to London,
where the writings of Thomas Spence Led him into
revolutionary politics, writing, and action - But that was less on
my mind t...

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Cricklade to Lechlade: Time travel by foot and canoe
I arrive at William Cobbett’s rotten borough of
Cricklade: ‘I passed through that villainous hole … the labourers
look very poor, dwellings little better than pig beds and their food nearly
equal to that of a pig. This Wiltshire is a horrible county.’ But l...
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