Tuesday 28th April. The Coronet Diaries.

THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING ...Viz The Internet (CHAUCER'S PAL BOETHIUS) MAGPIE One for sorrow,Two for joy,Three for a girl,Four for a boy, Five for silverSix for gold,Seven for a secret,Never to be told.Eight for a wish,Nine for a kiss,Ten for a bird,You must not missEleven is worseTwelve for a dastardly curse. (Old English Nursery Rhyme. [...]

Sunday Twelfth April. The Coronet Diaries.

When April with his showers sweet with fruit  The drought of March has pierced unto the root  And bathed each vein with liquor that has power  To generate therein and sire the flower;  When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,  Quickened again, in every holt and heath,  The tender shoots and buds, and the [...]