By Emily Sun

A Defence of Science

Growing out of a Fall 2017 project initially submitted for Professor Richard Sacks’ “The English Sonnet” course at Columbia University, Emily Sun’s essay is an analysis of a critical edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Sonnet—To Science.” The edition was produced by Sun herself from a number of existing editions of the poem, and is contained…

Exeter Book Riddle #47: The Book-Moth

Original Old English: Moððe word fræt.        Me þæt þuhte wrætlicu wyrd,        þa ic þæt wundor gefrægn, þæt se wyrm forswealg        wera gied sumes, þeof in þystro,        þrymfæstne cwide ond þæs strangan staþol.        Stælgiest ne wæs wihte þy gleawra,        þe he þam wordum swealg.   English Translation: A moth made feast of words.        I thought that…