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 November 2017

Sign Field

We've been watching old episodes of Sign Field.

Raise The Standard was directed by 前川五嶺 [1805-1876] and features Daikokuten as the standard bearer. A great favourite.

collection : FIAPCE 
Carry On Luggage has a similar theme. TAR-TV describes this episode as, 'The year before Flying High! - First Flight of an idio with an ideo'.

Theatre of the Aviators of Regard (-1979-) 
Both these episodes are revisited in the mayhem of
Parade Day.

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