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1855: Solitude

Louis Remy Mignot: Solitude (1855)

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1831: Bristol Burns

W. J. Müller: Bristol Burns (1831) Arising from the House of Lords’s rejection of a bill that would have increased representation in the House of Commons, the 1831 Bristol Riots were part of the long struggle for democracy in the … Continue reading

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1875: Passing Days

John Melhuish Strudwick: Passing Days (1875)

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1793: With Jocund Music Charm his Ear

Henry Fuseli: The Shepherd’s Dream, from “Paradise Lost” (1793) The “shepherd’s dream” in Paradise Lost (1667) is an extended simile that Milton uses at the end of Book I after Satan and his fallen angels have lost in their first … Continue reading

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1932: from the “Penaglis M. Hadoulis”

John Everett: Seascape from the “Penaglis M. Hadoulis” (1931-32)

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1862: Till Hell Freezes Over

The phrase “until Hell freezes over” seems to originate during the civil war, as the earliest examples in print date from that time. In his 1869 book, The Life and Campaigns of General U.S. Grant, from Boyhood to his Inauguration … Continue reading

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1875: New Jersey

Francis A. Silva: Sunrise, Barnegat Beach, New Jersey (1875) Born the son of an immigrant barber in New York City, Francis Augustus Silva never received formal training as an artist. He displayed talent at an early age, exhibiting ink drawings … Continue reading

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