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.

29 March 2017

Erin Phillips wins inaugural AFLW Best & Fairest

Congratulations to everyone involved in the arrival of the AFLWomen at the top level of the game. Especially to Erin Phillips, co-captain of the Grand Final winners, Adelaide Crows, and voted AFLW 2017 Best and Fairest.

AFLW: Erin Phillips wins competition's inaugural best and fairest award
- Samantha Lane / The Age

Simply the best: Phillips named AFLW finest
-Dinny Navaratnam / AFL Media

 Phillips takes a screamer against the Brisbane Lions in the 2017
 Grand Final

 Erin Phillips : eyes on the ball

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