I've been looking forward to seeing the rest of the steampunked Calvinists, which are especially amusing to me since I occasionally write science fiction and fantasy.
Glad you like them, Jonathan. It might interest you to know that Jules Verne is not only considered, by many, to be "The Father of Science Fiction" but, he is "The Father of Steampunk" as well.
What do his goggles do?
They help him to focus.
On his stinking Calvinist sermons!
I agree 100%.
Thank you for posting Owen. He probably needed goggles considering how much time he spent lucubrating. Strange, I was thinking about him last night before I went to bed. I need to go back and read some of his writing again.
For those (like me) who need a definition of lucubrating:▸ verb: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.I need to read more of Owen - or most of the time RE-read what I read of Owen.
Owen will definitely have you diving for your dictionary. I was puzzled by Owen's and Bunyan's use of 'improve'. For us it means to make something better but it meant "to apply or put to use" back in the 17th century. Eddie, use this online dictionary for help with Owen's, and any Puritans, vocabulary: http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~ian/emedd.html
Oops! Go here instead: http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/I prefer the old dictionary format but they aren't maintaining it anymore.
LEME just say, that is a great tool to bookmark.