David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

30 September 2010


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That seems a bit tough. Fair enough the Demons, and of course Collingwood. But what about the Saints?

What about the Separation of Powers?

What about The Triumph of Saints over Demons
as captured by Tommaso Siciliano in 1585?

Might this be a sign for tommorow's Saints v Magpies
AFL Grand Final replay? We shall see.

1996_Triumph of Saints over Demons
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...

(Saints v Demons
after The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism
by Tommaso Siciliano)