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A Most Happy - and Narrow - Escape

‘We have had a most happy – and narrow escape having the whole house burned – Most fortunately the fire broke out by day – if it had been in the night, nothing could have saved us – and nothing would have saved us either by day or night but the extraordinary courage, zeal, activity, steadiness & obedience of the people who came to our assistance – 30 men & boys who went on unremittingly for above 3 hours from 7 o’clock in the morning till half after 10 carrying water up, up, up ladders & staircase & pouring continually, continually down the chimney till at last the fire was got under and extinguished – the total extinction & complete safety was not effected till half after seven in the evening… 439 more words

Architectural History

let’s return to our muttons


The court scene – woodcut from the edition of La Farce de Maistre Pathelin by Pierre Levet, circa 1489





to return to one’s muttons… 747 more words

Scotch The Wheels

Scotching may sound odd at first, but scotching is the act of preventing something with wheels from moving by blocking the wheels with a wedge, bar (iron or wooden), or large stone(s).  1,255 more words

Idioms From The 16th Century

Quote of the Week

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.

– Maria Edgeworth

The Life-Light

Today is January 1, 2017. I did not type 2016. Well, not until that sentence. Happy New Year!

Quote of the Day

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” ― Maria Edgeworth… 712 more words