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.

01 June 2011

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1 June 1904 - 1 June 2011

For the price of a postcard, Bergeret's L'Homme sandwich
(an incarnation of the Supreme Goddess as Void, with projection space for image) offers the public this personalised projection-space plus its carrier. See ye this! See ye this!

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someone looks at something ...

What a fabulous 1 June 1904 evening of dazzlements the writer has listed.

How fortunate the invitee, Monsieur Fran├žois Jaupitre.

Is it a personal enticement to Monsieur, we wonder, with belly dancing and much more, written by the Tiber Tigresse herself? Or is it one of many, so written, and sent to a soiree set?

Ah, reminiscences of
for the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo-Fanques is there, what a scene
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!
The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flies through the ring don't be late
Mrs. K assures the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz-!
(Circus organ music)
The band begins at ten to six
When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
And Mr. H. will demonstrate
Ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground
Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill.
(Circus organ music.)

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite Lyrics
Composed by John Lennon; credited to Lennon/McCartney;
recorded by The Beatles, 1967