Does the International Sidney Society have any experience writing amicus briefs? Perhaps we could do so now. Surely there is a lawyer or two among us. (Am I joking? I am not sure myself.) I say so, though, without any knowledge of the current Viscount de L'Isle and his record or intentions. We might either seek to defend the integrity of historical Penshurst, or, on the other hand, castigate the opposition for its opportunistic use of our poet.
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Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:02:20 -0500
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Subject: Re: Unexpected uses of poetry: Sidney cited in housing dispute
"An Elizabethan poet's work has been cited in court in a bid to prevent one of his ancestors from building homes in a small village."
That's a neat trick!