Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9: English Bridal Party Jailed (Vol. 15, pp. 326-334)

Issak Walton was born this day in 1593, and I will again protest here that the editors of the classics should've included "The Compleat Angler," instead of Walton's biographical essays such as this one on John Donne and how Donne was arrested after marrying his employer's niece.

Her father was enraged, and he had the entire bridal party jailed. Donne eventually was release, but he ended up without a position, without money and without his bride.

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