Dowland’s Death?

How the heck did John Dowland actually die? Does anyone out there in Internet-land know? I can’t find a snip of data on the web — and I spent an hour googling around for the info. The best I can find is the Dowland expert Diana Poulton suggesting he took ill in January 1626 and probably didn’t die until closer to the date of his burial in February 1626.

The fact I am writing something (very vaguely) about Dowland should not surprise anyone looking in the sidebar. Though I hadn’t recalled Philip K. Dick being a fan, it makes sense, considering the title of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.

In other news, I’ve located a copy of Wolfram’s A New Kind of Science at the Uni library and it’s available for borrowing. I’m sure I’ll be the first or second to ever sign it out… just as I am for the Borges collected stories that I signed out Saturday morning.

2 thoughts on “Dowland’s Death?

  1. If you want a good run-down of Philip K. Dick’s tastes in poetry, read “The Transmigration of Timothy Archer” (if you haven’t.) Large chunks of that book are devoted to quoting classical poetry..

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