[“Us Teenagers. Beard hopefully started on pensive teenage high school student as others work on lessons at blackboard & desk.” Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oklahoma City, 1948. From the Life Photo Archive. Click for a larger view.]
What was going on in this classroom: Astrophel Stella, Conebury Tails, Liric Poetry, Elizabethan, Elizabethan, Elizabethan? Spelling practice?
7:54 a.m.: Elaine figured out that it must be a grid: Macbeth → Drama → Elizabethan. But the grid also yields Conebury Tails → Liric Poetry → Elizabethan. I thought J. Celia (Celio ?) might mean Ben Jonson’s “Song: to Celia,” but whatever it is, it goes with Essay and Old English. Help! Which, by the way, is Old English.
[A Google search for conebery tails yields ”Did you mean: canterbury tales.”]
Monday, April 6, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 7:34 AM