Iffley Meadows

Iffley Meadows collects the websites of Mr. Richard L. Hewitt.


They are called after traditional names for the Snake's-head Fritillary (fritillaria meleagris): 'flos florum' of the English Spring. Click here to visit (the other) Iffley Meadows (Oxford).


Listed also are Semitae (i.e. Shortcuts), which direct to parts of websites that might be of special interest.




Dispatches from Central Africa

fritillary.org compiles a number of projects that relate most closely to Malawi (Central Africa). They may be of interest either to Malawians or to those of good will ‘Beyond the Lake’.




An English Journal

frogcup.org compiles a number of projects of English literary and cultural interest.

Martin Probert


Of Stars - and Bugs - and Literature

Of Juggling - and Strings

The purpose of guineaflower.org is to put online some of Mr. Martin Probert’s eclectic work.


Richard L. Hewitt


Respites on the Long Defeat

lazarusbell.org (or Respites on the Long Defeat) is my occasional ‘weblog’.

Litterae Helveticae (I)


Notker Balbulus (c. 840 - 912)

The Hymnbook


Notker Balbulus and Hartmann (ob. 884)

The Life of St. Gall

The Leper Lily is an online bookpress of Medieval literature in Latin from what is now Switzerland. It presents: i) A trilingual edition (Latin, German and English) of the Liber Ymnorum (the “Hymnbook”) of Notker, called Balbulus or the Little Stammerer, (St. Gall 881 - 887), and ii) An edition in Latin and English of the epistolary exchange between Notker and his pupil Hartmann that resulted in the (fragmentary) Metrum de vita S. Galli (St. Gall 890), the “Metrical Life of St. Gall”.


Litterae Helveticae (II)


Eugène Rambert (1830 - 1886)

The Marmot with the Collar


Pia Roshardt (1892 - 1975)

Children's Books with Marmots (and a White Hare)


Maurice Chappaz (1916 - 2009)

"Ten Poems"

The Snake’s Head is an online bookpress of nineteenth- and twentieth- century Swiss literature. It presents: i) A trilingual edition (French, German and English) of Eugène Rambert’s La marmotte au collier (Lausanne 1889), “The Marmot with the Collar”, and ii) Pia Roshardt’s illustrations to accompany, a) Hedwig Kasser’s Familie Mungg: Eine Murmeltier-Geschichte (Bern 1940), “The Family Mungg: A Story about Marmots”, and b) Bruno Schönlank’s Mein Tierparadies (Zürich 1949), “My Animal Garden”, together with German text and English translation, and iii) “Ten Poems” (or lines from poems) by Maurice Chappaz (also trilingual).