old Earl Ed deVere Re copyright law, "It seems clear That authorship's finger Should no longer linger On the myth of some mime ycleap't William Shakespeare.
As a part-time university professor, he wore his standard donnish
garb of spectacles, a baggy woolly sweater from Oxfam and open-necked shirt.
Gatiss also presents a one-hour documentary - MR James: Ghost Writer - straight after the programme, in which he explores how the donnish
Victorian bachelor came to create such terrifying tales.
The sitting MP for Smethwick was Labour's Patrick Gordon Walker, an elderly donnish
If the manner of the telling occasionally recalls MR James's prickly, donnish
narrators, that is surely apt.
Viewers have become accustomed to his role of QI's mischievous schoolboy to Stephen Fry's donnish
headmaster figure and the generally unchallenging nature of the evening's humour didn''t match that persona.
, monkish, and fiercely right-wing, Veryser knew and loved the Middle American Radicals like they were family.
Then there was Richard Walker, a donnish
, bespectacled wraith who emerged slimmer than ever from two years of teaching in a remote corner of Sudan.
Homer & Langley is narrated by blind, donnish
(uncrippled) Homer, and if Homer doesn't nod, this reviewer did--a few times.
I cling to the very faint hope that this might be some dry, donnish
He leads a life of Rosary and Crossing and carries himself with a donnish
air of Catholic superiority.
This might surprise British readers inclined to believe the routine dismissal by conservative critics of "Cambridge poetry" as a donnish
pastime, or to those who have followed the careers of individual writers.