Wednesday, July 20, 2011
So I was just reading in this book how John Dee and Edward Kelley were hanging out with this magical spirit and John Dee was all, why haven't you told me more stuff? And the spirit goes, "I told you more [than] all your Dog painters and Cat painters can do." Smith provides a footnote: "No explanation of this curious remark can be offered." I love footnotes! But the funny part is that Edward Kelley immediately asks the spirit to lend him "a hundred pounds for a fortnight." The spirit reasonably explains that she doesn't carry cash, or as she puts it, "I have swept all my money out of doors." Anyway, that Edward Kelley! Trying to mooch off the spirits. What a knave!