Word & Song by Anthony Esolen
Word Audio

Paid episode

The full episode is only available to paid subscribers of Word & Song by Anthony Esolen
Word (Audio)

Have you ever heard a version of the carol “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” as it might have been sung in Shakespeare’s time?  The boisterous melody is in a major key, and the men I heard singing it belted it out as if they were in a public square, with wassail going all round:

O tidings, O tidings
Of comfort and joy!
For Jesus Christ our Savior
Was born u…

Comments on this episode are for paid subscribers

Word & Song by Anthony Esolen

Word Audio

Stop by on Mondays to hear Tony discuss the word of the week, with etymologies, ad libs .. and pizzazz.

Listen on

Substack App
Apple Podcasts
RSS Feed

Appears in episode

Anthony Esolen

Recent Episodes