Tag Archives: Scotland

1998: Beyond the Skin

Inga hears from a friend that there is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and decides to go see it. She thinks for a moment and recalls that the museum is on 53rd Street, so she walks to … Continue reading

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1970: Knots

A selection from R. D. Laing’s Knots (1970). Here is another: Mother loves me because she is good I am bad, to think she is bad therefore if I am good she is good and loves me because I am … Continue reading

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1913: St. Bride

John Duncan: St. Bride (1913) St. Brigid of Kildare (c. 451 – 525) is said to have been carried by angels from Iona, a small island in the Hebrides, to Bethlehem (and back in time) to serve as a midwife … Continue reading

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1874: Lost Beauties

A few entries from Charles Mackay’s Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets, Clergymen and Public Speakers (1874): Airt, the quarter from which the wind blows. “Helter skelter from a’ airts, In swarms the country drives.” … Continue reading

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1585: A Young Daughter of the Picts

Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: A Young Daughter of the Picts (ca. 1585) An engraving based on this miniature appeared in the section on Picts and ancient Britons in Thomas Hariot’s Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land … Continue reading

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1923: Ivory, Apes and Peacocks

John McKirdy Duncan: Ivory, Apes and Peacocks (also known as The Queen of Sheba) (1923)

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1913: The Sands at Machrihanish

John Campbell Mitchell: The Sands at Machrihanish (1913)

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