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.

02 December 2016

Theatre of the Actors of Regard : Announcement

Dr. H. S. Lynn, magician, to appear in Melbourne as Washington Simmons' The American Frikell

Dr Lynn to be assisted by Sphinx (Luis Jacob)

True photograph by Davies & Co. (Melbourne) 
& FIAPCE (International). 

Original performance, un-assisted  
courtesy State Library of Victoria, Melbourne  
click image to enlarge  

Taxonomy of selected detail(s) : see below
Collection : State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Title : [Dr. H. S. Lynn, magician] [picture]
Author/Creator : Davies & Co. (Melbourne, Vic.), photographer.
Notes : Portrait in 'Old and new magic' by Henry Ridgely Evans (ALMAC 793.8 EV1O), also a file on him as 'Dr. Lynn' in Alma Conjuring Collection.
Notes : Dr. Hugh S. Lynn (John Wesley Simmons Lynn), born (ca. 1835-1899) in Bristol England. Lynn was an ex sailor turned magician who visited Australia (as "Washington Simmons") in Jan-May 1863 appearing as "The American Frikell". He travelled to China and the USA where he obtained a medical degree in Boston. His main claim to fame was as the first Western magician to go into Japan, and as the man who inspired Houdini to go into magic.
Notes : H88.50/5 in 'Role Play', National Gallery of Victoria, October 2007 - April 2008.
Subjects : Lynn, H. S., 1835?-1899.
Subjects: Magicians.
Subjects: H. S. Lynn; magicians; British; United States; Washington Simmons
Date created : [ca. 1855 - ca. 1882]
Series/Collection : Theatre portraits collection.
Terms of use : No copyright restrictions apply.
Copyright status : This work is out of copyright
SLV Source ID : 1786918
SLV Accession : H88.50/5
SLV Accession : H88.50/6
Type : Still Image
Type : Portrait photographs.
Type : Albumen prints.
Type : Cartes de visite.
Description : 2 photographs :
SLV Filename(s) : mp014344:1991608
Update Match Field : 1786918

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