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1914: Honour Has Come Back, as a King, to Earth

Harry Clarke: “Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,” illustration for Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Dead” in The Year’s at the Spring; an Anthology of Recent Poetry (1920). The poem was first published in 1914, in the autumn … Continue reading

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1825: Vale of Honey

The most contentious aspect of [the mid-19th-century British project to survey Ireland, 1825–46] is the way in which place names were anglicized, replaced by English alternatives or simply mis-recorded….Irish names were altered…mostly through the processes of “dictation” in which a … Continue reading

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1871: The Day’s Doings

October 21, 1871: “Startling appearance of a monster sea-serpent off Kilkee on the Irish coast” (source).

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1643: O England Looke Upon this Monstrous Thing

Illustration from a royalist pamphlet, The Kingdomes Monster Uncloaked from Heaven: The Popish Conspirators, Maglignant Plotters, and cruel Irish, in one Body to destroy Kingdome, Religion and Lawes: But under colour to defend them, especially the Irish, who having destroyed … Continue reading

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1925: Instead All Joy is Snatched Away

Harry Clarke: Illustration for Goethe’s Faust (1925) Faust: Ah! Now I’ve done Philosophy, I’ve finished Law and Medicine, And sadly even Theology: Taken fierce pains, from end to end. Now here I am, a fool for sure! No wiser than … Continue reading

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1914: The Workers Produce Everything!

“The workers produce Everything! If you walk through the streets of a town or a city, and look around, Everything that you can see—Factories, Machinery, Houses, Railways, Tramways, Canals, Furniture, Clothing, Food and the very road or pavement you stand … Continue reading

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2012: Dipped

Oliver Jeffers: Dipped Painting (2012) More: Also: Tragedy at Dawn (2012) (source)

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