Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fortifications of Rome

"there was scarce a fortified town in Italy or Flanders,of which, by one means or other, he had not procured a plan, reading over as he got them, and carefully collating there∣with the histories of their sieges, their de∣molitions, their improvements, and new works, all which he would read with that intense application and delight, that he would forget himself, his wound, his con∣finement, his dinner."

Monday, 27 January 2014

Captain Shandy has gone to Rome!



But fear not, your Worships – only in a geographical sense! 

And he shall be listening for echoes of the Lace Wars, and may even bump into a Jacobite or two?

But for now, a room with a view – St Agostino’s – where Luther is believed to have prayed. 

 Our friends in the old Church like to make the Captain feel at ease…


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The return of Captain Shandy

Dearly Beloved Brethren,

after much wandering, in Flanders, Portugal and Spain ....Captain Shandy is pleased to return, and humbly thanks 'Your Worships' for their patience during his absence... 

"How my uncle Toby and Corporal Trim managed this matter,—with the history of their campaigns, which were no way barren of events,——may make no uninteresting under-plot in the epitasis and working-up of this drama."