Here are some one liners...
The First Synagogue in New York City -- This more than the first synagogue.
Turnip Townshend's Farming Innovation -- The Viscount leaves government to become a farmer. He rotates his crops using turnips.
Rape upon Rape... a Comedy -- This is a satire on corruption in the justice system. I talk about the problem in plea bargaining.
The First Synagogue in New York CityThe first Jewish congregation was established in New Amsterdam back in the 1650s. They were refugees from Brazil with nothing more than the clothes on their backs so they couldn't do much more than consecrate a Jewish cemetery. Now, after decades of renting, they have built a synagogue on Mill Street in lower Manhattan. Over the coming years, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue will move from building to building until 1897 when they will move into their modern location at Central Park West. It will become the oldest synagogue in the United States.  
Turnip Townshend's Farming InnovationWhat would you do it you were sick of high political office and decided to retire? Well... you would plant turnips! Right? Charles Townshend is the 2nd Viscount Townshend and he is the British Secretary of State. He guides foreign policy, but it seems he can only reach compromise when he has the upper hand. He has been losing power to the British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, so he decides to pack it in and join the revolution... the British agricultural revolution. He returns to his lands in Norfolk and promotes a 4-crop rotation of wheat, barley, clover and turnips. He says that turnips are better in the ground than in the pot. This type of crop rotation is often called the Norfolk method. He didn't invent the system. It is Flemish in origin, but his name becomes associated with it. Thus he gets the nickname of "Turnip" Townshend.   
Rape upon Rape... a ComedyThis play is a satire on corruption in the justice system. Henry Fielding will be known best as the author of the novel, "Tom Jones" but he has written several plays, many of them satires. "Rape upon Rape" is about two men who are accused of rape and then are raped by the system of justice. They come before Judge Squeezum who is corrupt, so they cook up a scheme to catch this corrupt judge by falsifying the evidence. In a sense, everyone is corrupt though some have good motives. Generally, the moral of the story is: "Two wrongs don't make a right."    
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