...and may I say, one of the longest in my life? I know there are going to be some that will disagree with me, but after reading his 'McFlecknoe' rant, I am actually rather nostalgic for Juvenal whining about the rich and how they clog up the street with beggars, flunkies and other hangers-on. In short, he does go on a bit , doesn't he? Unless you have a dictionary of 17th c terms, you spend half your life trying to understand the 'changed' meaning for some of the words - i.e. the 'sinister' hand meant to be the left hand. In short, he had it in for Thomas Shadwell, who thought he was heir presumptive to Ben Jonson. Oh dear.
I have another hour or so of reading, then I will read the rest on the train. Let me tell you that 2 hours then goes at the blink of an eye!