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I Don’t Want To Belong To Any Club That Will Accept People Like Me As A Member – Part Nineteen

The Literary Club or the Turk’s Head Club

This club was the brainchild of a famous Georgian duo – the portrait artist Joshua Reynolds and the essayist, Samuel Johnson – and was established in 1764, meeting at the Turk’s Head in Gerrard Street in Soho on Monday nights at 7. 545 more words


Statues and Monuments: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds was born in July 1723 in Devon. He attended a local grammar school where he developed an interest in Classics and literature. However from an early age, he aspired to be an artist and at the age of 17 he was apprenticed to Thomas Hudson in London. 226 more words


Words should be employed as the means, not the end; language is...

Words should be employed as the means, not the end; language is the instrument, conviction is the work. – Joshua Reynolds: http://dlvr.it/DCgy3q

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Time for Turner - The Vaughan Bequest

January is often viewed as a comedown after the excitement of Christmas has finally died away, but not for those who are fans of the watercolours of JMW Turner. 298 more words


Advent, ISIS and Apocalypse

Advent II 2015

“Make straight the way of the Lord!” John the Baptist cries, striding out of the desert in the fifteenth year (Luke tells us) of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, driven by the word of God. 1,067 more words

William Blake on generalization and particularization

To generalize is to be an idiot. Particularization is the alone distinction of merit.

-William Blake, in his annotations to his personal copy of Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses