These are some texts I’ve gathered for your edification and amusement, or your irritation and scorn, as you prefer.
- Characters of Theophrastus (Jebb’s translation)
- Character-sketches of Athenian life, ca. 300 bc – originally intended as a classification of mankind. There is also a 17th century translation by Joseph Healey.
- Overbury’s Characters
- Theophrastian anthropology from Jacobean London (1615); author uncertain. Printed with ‘A Wife’ – Sir Thomas Overbury’s poem on the virtues of the ideal woman (1613).
- A good-tempered imitation of Theophrastus, particularly sharp on academic ‘subjects’ (1628).
- The Next Time
- A short story about literary life by Henry James (1895).
- Don Tarquinio: a Kataleptic Phantasmatic Romance
- The purported ‘tralation’ of the memoir of one day in the life of an aristocrat in the time of the Borgias, by Fr. Rolfe Baron Corvo (1905).
The ‘Great’ War
- Malice in Kulturland
- The complete text and illustrations of an appalling English booklet published by The Car Quarterly (1915).
- Poems of A. G. West
- From West’s posthumously published Diary of a dead Officer (1918).
- Emily Dickinson
- Some – but not all – of the poems of hers that I like.