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In the middle of the 19th century, a relatively unknown author named Pedro Carolino rapidly gained intercontinental popularity over a small Portuguese-to-English phrasebook. English as She Is Spoke (or O novo guia da conversação em portuguez e inglez) was originally intended to help Portuguese speakers dabble in the English tongue, but was penned by a man who spoke little to no English himself. And, instead of helping Portuguese speakers learn a second language, it became a cult classic for…

Source: How a Portuguese-to-English Phrasebook Became a Cult Comedy Sensation | Atlas Obscura


SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK 1599 – 1641
born 22nd March

Anthony van Dyck - Self-Portrait circa  1618-1619

Anthony Van Dyck – Self-Portrait c. 1618-1619 [Wikimedia]

Anthony Van Dyck - Samson and Delilah  c. 1618–20

Anthony Van Dyck – Samson and Delilah c. 1618–20 [Wikimedia]

 RANDOLPH CALDECOTT 1846 – 1886
born 22nd March

Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott

Illustration from The complete collection of pictures & songs, "The Diverting History of John Gilpin".

Illustration from The complete collection of pictures & songs, The Diverting History of John Gilpin

Nothing connects these two artists bar the sharing of their date of birth. They make curious bedfellows.

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Sarah


The Passionate Shepherdess. Aphra Behn 1640-89 by Maureen Duffy

‘All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.’ Virginia Woolf – A Room of One’s Own (Penguin Modern Classics)

The First English Actresses: Women and Drama, 1660-1700

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Sarah

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