nemfrog:

The manual alphabet. 1809.

nemfrog:

The manual alphabet. 1809.

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error — the glory and the shame of the universe.
Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670)

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magictransistor:

John Buckland Wright. Illustrations for The Collected Sonnets of John Keats. The Halcyon Press. 1930.

The schoolhouse being deserted, soon fell to decay, and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogue; and the plough boy, loitering homeward of a still summer evening, has often fancied his voice at a distance, chanting a melancholy psalm tune among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow.

 Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"


Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek.

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heracliteanfire:

’The Money Bag and the Whip’, Eric Gill. Proof of woodcut illustration to ‘The Devil’s Devices’ by H. D. C. Pepler, published by the Hampshire House Workshops, London, 1915 (via British Museum - The Money Bag and the Whip)

heracliteanfire:

’The Money Bag and the Whip’, Eric Gill. Proof of woodcut illustration to ‘The Devil’s Devices’ by H. D. C. Pepler, published by the Hampshire House Workshops, London, 1915 (via British Museum - The Money Bag and the Whip)