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On This Day – 26 October 1831 - Birth of painter Nathaniel Hone

Nathaniel Hone the Younger (Yes .. I know he doesn’t look very young – and ‘Pastures at Malahide’)

The birth of Nathaniel Hone the Younger on 26 October 1831 affords an excellent opportunity to ignore him almost completely, and talk about his far more interesting great-grand uncle, Nathaniel Hone the Elder. 803 more words

invisible cage

if one keeps knowing

and growing with age

then one sees more

and more

the invisible cage

and just when one thinks

they’ve escaped 

from that cell… 55 more words


The Great Spectacle

250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

“There shall be an Annual Exhibition of Paintings. Sculptures and Designs, which shall be open to all artists of distinguished merit”

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“Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing.”

—Joshua Reynolds, artist.

Thought For Today

Literary Criticism of Samuel Johnson

Of his numerous achievements, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) is perhaps best remembered for his two-volume Dictionary of the English Language, first published in 1755. Of almost equal renown are his… 4,215 more words

Running Late

This is for those familiar with my book Treasure on the Southern Moor. To learn more about it, please visit my bookstore, or my… 932 more words

Running Late

Treasure on the Southern Moor; Chapter 2: A Rushed Beginning; Pgs. 33-36

.     Several oak trees surrounded the small brick house. Their wet limbs stretched over its roof as though reaching for the dry inside. 893 more words

Historical Fiction