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The Fortunate Isles and Their Union

The Fortunate Isles and Their Union is a Jacobean era masque, written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, performed on 9 January 1625. It was the last masque acted before King James I, therefore the final masque of the Jacobean era; the masque had, as its theme, the vision of a unified British kingdom under the guidance of a wise king. "It reflected the image that he had tried, in his rough-hewn way, to cultivate — if history, in alloting him part of the blame for the catastrophe, to befall his son, would be less generous to his reputation."The Fortunate Isles opens with the entrance of Johphiel, "an airy spirit", "the intelligence of Jupiter's sphere." Johphiel has a long conversation with Merefool, "a melancholic student," which involves much material on the then-new and controversial subject of "the brethren of the Rosy Cross." Jonson devotes this masque to his skeptical and satirical view of the Rosicrucians, just as he had taken a jaundiced view of alchemy in his masque of the previous decade, Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemists.

A more English cast to the masque comes with the introduction of the two poets John Skelton and Henry Scogan. The English theme is stronger in the anti-masque, which, in addition to generic figures, introduces the figures of Mary Ambree, Elinor Rumming, Long Meg of Westminster, Tom Thumb. Come the stereotypical mythological figures of the masque form — in this case, the minor sea gods Proteus and Saron. Inigo Jones's staging featured moving island. Though The Fortunate Isles was the major entertainment of the 1624–25 Christmas season at the Stuart Court, Jonson did not hesitate to re-cycle some lyrical passages from the previous year's masque, Neptune's Triumph for the Return of Albion, cancelled due to Court scheduling controversies. For source material for his text, Jonson relied upon the Speculum Sophicum Rhodo-strautoricum of Teophilus Schweigardt and the Artis Kabbalisticae of Pierre Morestel; the name Johphiel derives from Cornelius Agrippa's De Occulta Philosophia. The text of The Fortunate Isles was published in quarto soon after its performance in 1625.

The quarto is dated "1624,". The masque was reprinted in the second folio collection of Jonson's works in 1641, in subsequent editions of the collected works. Leapman, Michael. Inigo: The Troubled Life of Inigo Jones, Architect of the English Renaissance. London, Headline Book Publishing, 2003. Orgel, Stephen, ed. Ben Jonson: Complete Masques. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1969. Schuchard, Marsha Keith. Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and the Stuart Culture. Boston, Brill Academic Publishers, 2002

Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts is a 2009 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt and Norm Macdonald, it was released on May 19, 2009 and like its predecessor, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, was a direct-to-DVD release, it is the fifth and final film in the Dr. Dolittle remake series before the 2020 reboot, the third film in the series not to feature Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle or Raven-Symoné as Charisse Dolittle, though they are mentioned in the film. Pratt and MacDonald are the only cast members. Maya Dolittle thinks she doesn't have to spend 7 years in college to be a vet because she can talk to animals. While taking a walk with Lucky, she helps a cat on a tree by talking to it, she gets discovered and Tiffany Monaco, a Hollywood star, brings her to L. A. to help her little puppy. Soon and Tiffany began creating their own show, The Animal Talkers. Maya meets Brandon Booker, her love interest. Maya goes back home to study being a vet, she finds out Brandon is at her school too. Meanwhile, Monkey is out in L.

A. searching for his big break but quits. Kyla Pratt as Maya Dolittle Tegan Moss as Tiffany Monaco Brandon Jay McLaren as Brandon Booker Jason Bryden as Rick Beverley Karen Holness as Lisa Dolittle Judge Reinhold as Network Executive Elizabeth Thai as Reporter Frank Cassini as Firefighter Sarah Deakins as Vet Mark Hillson as Biker Doron Bell as Ridiculuz Curtis Caravaggio as Chase Matthew Harrison as Paul Furhooven Norm Macdonald as Lucky the Dog Jaime Ray Newman as Emmy Phil Proctor as Monkey/Snake Greg Ellis as Dave the Dove Fred Stoller as Fluffernufferman Pauly Shore as Cat Jeff Bennett as Princess / Rocco / Frog / Horse Vicki Lewis as Chubster Stephen Root as Turtle Greg Proops as Puppy Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts on IMDb

Muhammad Rida al-Muzaffar

Muhammad Rida al-Muzaffar was a Shia Marja', philosopher and jurist. His eminent book in Islamic sciences is Usul al-Fiqh or the principles of jurisprudence written according to the thought school of Agha Shaykh Muhammad Hosein Isfahani, one of the eminent Shia Marja's, his family by the name of Muzaffar counted as one of eminent families in Najaf. His family includes many men of religious learning. Most of them are known as Muzaffar in that city since the twelfth century of the Hijrah; some of his relatives are inhabitants of Basra in reside in al-Jaza' ir. His father, named Muhammad ibn Abdullah, a jurist and Mujtahid was a Marja' taqlid, his father was born and educated in Najaf. He spent his youth in study, his only other activity being prayer and teaching until he had distinguished himself as a jurist, he wrote a comprehensive commentary on the book of Shara’i al-Islam which he called Tawhid al-Kalam. One of his achievements was establishment of "Montada Al Nashar" or publication of Montada to develop and publicize the most important Islamic books.

He founded the faculty of jurisprudence in Najaf University which includes courses such as comparative fiqh, Shia jurisprudence etc. Eminent scholars like Muhammad Taqi Jafari sought an association with al-Muzaffar. Muhammad Rida al-Muzaffar was born on the fifth of Sha'ban, 1322 AH. Since his father died before him, his brother Abdun-Nabi became responsible for raising him. Muhammad Rida grew up in the scholarly environment of Najaf. Like many ulama, he participated in a variety of courses and scholarly circles, leading to the completion of his advanced education in religious seminaries, his early teachers were Muhammad Hasan. He has many opinions in different domains of Islamic learning like usul al fiqh and fiqh. One of his innovations in the domain of usul is to present new divisions on the subjects of Usul. According to the school of thought of his master, Muhammad Husein Isfahani, Muzaffar believes in new orderness on the subjects. For instance, before him, the subject of Ishtighagh has to discuss in the partition of alfaz not introductions.

As a result, he divided subjects into four categories: alfaz, rational discussion, usul Amaliyyah. Usul Al-Fiqh Al-Mantiq Kefayat Al-Osul History of Islam Philosophy of Avicenna Saghifeh Philosophy of Imam Ali Shaykh Tousi, the establisher of Najaf seminary Aqa’ed al-Imamiah’