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.

07 July 2017

Overs Bowled :

outswinger also bowled to that previous post
by Spare Room 33 :

SR33 caption: Comrades Aleksandr Rodchenko and Pavel Popov* inspect state porcelain factory bowl containing M. Marcel Duchamp’s coffee grinder.  *Liubov Popova’s brother

Canberra Times caption: Senior manager of the Security and Emergency Management Branch in the Justice and Community Safety Directorate Bren Burkevics, and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman inspect new CCTV cameras that are being installed as upgrades to the ACT public safety CCTV system. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong).

HAND SPACE caption :
   A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
   someone looks at something ...


 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...