it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Okay, I love this book.

Park Honan gets it; the authoritarian and hierarchal nature of Elizabethan morality, the real wonder of subversion and questioning in that age.

"Disobedience is 'the worst of all vices,' 'the greatest of all mischiefs,' and that 'a rebel is worse than the worst prince, and rebellion worse than the worst government of the worst prince'."

--Park Honan, quoting A Homily Against Disobedience and Wilful Rebellion, 1570.

He gets it. And he can express it, moreover. I loff him forevermore for just that sentence.

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