5000 Nights at the Opera: The Memoirs of Sir Rudolf Bing by Sir Rudolf Bing

By Sir Rudolf Bing

Sir Rudolf Bing - who, for twenty-three years, was once basic supervisor of the Metropolitan Opera condominium.

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Although there is no evidence that Goodwin continued to write classical verse after his early Latin poems, his published writings were peppered with literally hundreds of pithy quotations from the classical poets. Among those he cited were Homer, Plautus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Cato, and Terence. In his reply to Walker, a quotation from Ovid’s Metamorphoses was emblazoned on the title page. 114 Goodwin’s engagement with the study of classical history was much less extensive. Perhaps surprisingly, his political writings referred little to the ancient Greeks and Romans, though in some early sermons he did allude to ancient tyrants.

T. Costello, The Scholastic Curriculum at Early Seventeenth-Century Cambridge (Cambridge, MA, 1958). 33 Ball, Life of the Renowned Doctor Preston, 9–10, 13, 18–27. 34 See M. H. Curtis, Oxford and Cambridge in Transition, 1558–1642 (Oxford, 1959), 118–19, 252–56; D. McKim, Ramism in William Perkins’ Theology (New York, 1987). 35 The resurgence of neo-scholasticism in the late sixteenth century had not displaced the humanist elements in the curriculum. m. , which was followed by an hour or so of recreation.

See C. Hill, ‘Nathan Paget and his library’, in Milton and the English Revolution (London, 1977), Appendix iii. 136 Calumny Arraigned, 30. 137 See Απολνιρωσις Απολνιρωσεως, Redemption Redeemed (1651), 283; Exposition, 260. 138 See A Door Opening unto the Christian Religion (1662), 397. 139 Πληρωµα ιο πνενµατικον. Or A Being Filled with the Spirit (1670), 136–37. 140 He had obviously read a wide variety of Augustine’s works including the Confessiones, Soliloquia, De Fide et Symbolo, De Civitate Dei, Retractationes, De Correptione et Gratia, and De Dono Perseverantiae.

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