Early Modern Wisdom

Fun quote from the not-so-fun night of thesis writing:

On the doorway of Doctor Zacharias Ursinus at Heidelberg, circa 1590:

“My friend, whoever you are, if you come here, please either go away again, or give me some help in my studies.”

-Fox-Bourne’s Life of Sidney, qtd. in Howard 43.

This might have to go on the door of my study carrel.


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The author of Snark on the Side is not your average run-of-the-millennial generation. Jen is a contradiction in terms: a graceful klutz, a smart blond, a math-savvy English degree-holder, a southern liberal, and an adult amateur equestrian who doesn’t match her saddle pads. Snark on the Side is a work in progress, born out of years of rambling email newsletters and anthropomorphized Christmas letters, small town observations, and the ever-present irony of pursuing a career with a degree in English literature. Thanks for visiting!

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