Friday, May 31, 2013
Here thou canst perceive another leaf of Will, his yearbooke, groundlyngs. Thomas Wyatt didst pursue Queen Anne, some didst think, and he was locked in the Tower and mayhap hadst witnessed the execution of the queen whilst there.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Your Will hath been progenitor or master of many words and phrases that ye moderns use to this very day. The phrase "Dead as a doornail" I didst first use in mine playe of 2 Henry IV, when Jack Cade doth proclaim: "Look on me well: I have eat no meat these five days; yet, come thou and thy five men, and if I do not leave you all as dead as a doornail, I pray God I may never eat grass more..."