August 29, 2014
demons:


Sgt Frank Praytor feeding canned milk to his two-week old war kitten, named Miss Hap, with a medicine dropper/18 October 1952.

Praytor and his fellow Marines adopted Miss Hap after her mother was killed by a mortar barrage near Bunker Hill. The name, Sgt Prayor explained, was given to the kitten "because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time."

demons:

Sgt Frank Praytor feeding canned milk to his two-week old war kitten, named Miss Hap, with a medicine dropper/18 October 1952.

Praytor and his fellow Marines adopted Miss Hap after her mother was killed by a mortar barrage near Bunker Hill. The name, Sgt Prayor explained, was given to the kitten "because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time."

August 28, 2014
One thing I like about Shakespeare’s plays is when he lists the “dramatis personae” he lists them in order of their sociopolitical importance, not their importance in the play. So here’s Henry IV, Part I and there’s Falstaff tucked innocently halfway down the page like some hanger-on or bit part. He’s about to run riot over the whole play.

One thing I like about Shakespeare’s plays is when he lists the “dramatis personae” he lists them in order of their sociopolitical importance, not their importance in the play. So here’s Henry IV, Part I and there’s Falstaff tucked innocently halfway down the page like some hanger-on or bit part. He’s about to run riot over the whole play.

August 27, 2014

Where my books go, W. B. Yeats

Where my books go, W. B. Yeats

(Source: archive.org, via breathingbooks)

August 27, 2014

starry-eyed-wolfchild:

The Old Butcher’s Bookshop, Paris

(Source: messynessychic.com, via librariesandbooks)

August 27, 2014

italian-landscapes:

Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore, c. 1480/1485 - Venezia, 27 agosto 1576/Venice, Aug. 27 1576)

Today is the anniversary of Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)’s death.

Some of his famous paintings:

  • Venere di Urbino (Venus from Urbino) (1537-1538) Google Maps
  • ritratto di musico (Portrait of a musician) (1515-1520) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Paolo III con i nipoti Alessandro e Ottavio (Portrait of the Pope Paulus III with the nephews Alexander and Octavius) (1546) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Eleonora Gonzaga Della Rovere, Duchessa di Urbino (Portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere, Duchess of Urbino) (1536-1538) Google Maps
  • la Bella (The Belle) (1536-1538) Google Maps
  • martirio di San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence’s Martyrdom) ( 1551-c. 1559) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Pietro Aretino (Portrait of Pietro from Arezzo) (1544) Google Maps
  • polittico Averoldi (Averoldi Polypthych) (1520-1522) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Giulio Romano (Portrait of Giulio Romano) (c. 1536) Google Maps

August 23, 2014

(Source: poetrysociety, via ayjay)

August 23, 2014

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August 23, 2014
"My best Beloved keeps his throne
On hills of light, in worlds unknown;
But he descends and shows his face
In the young gardens of his grace."

— Isaac Watts, from a little-known hymn that (Watts says) paraphrases Song of Songs 6. A stunning poetic sentence. (via ayjay)

August 23, 2014
art-history:



René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967

The Banquet, 1958

Oil on canvas
38¼ x 51¼ in. (97.3 130.3 cm)

Art Institute of ChicagoChicago, Illinois, USA

© 2014 C. Herscovici, London / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

art-history:

René Magritte
Belgian, 1898-1967

The Banquet, 1958

Oil on canvas
38¼ x 51¼ in. (97.3 130.3 cm)

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA

© 2014 C. Herscovici, London / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

August 23, 2014

geoffrox:

Imagine if the series had ended right after this moment.

(Source: gusfrngs, via thebigshow)

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