Early Modern Reading Group
... next meeting on Thursday July 26th, 6.30pm, at the Duke of York, 7 Roger Street, WC1N, just off Gray's Inn Road. I thought we could take a look at John Earle's 'Microcosmography: Or Pieces of the World Discovered in Essays and Characters' (1628), his collection of short vignettes of characters -- 'A Poor Fiddler', 'A Meer Empty Wit', 'An Old Colledge Butler', 'A Handsome Hostess', and so on. Don't feel you have to have read it all to come!
There's a good online edition here: http://www.eudaemonist.com/biblion/microcosmography/