“ When you are old and grey and full of sleep, take down this book and slowly read and dream of the soft look your eyes had once; and of their shadows deep.How many loved your moments of glad grace and loved your beauty with love false or true.But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you and loved the sorrows of your changing face.And bending down beside the glowing bars, murmur a little sadly how love fled and paced upon the mountains overhead. And hid his face amid a crowd of stars”  W.B.Yeats (1865-1939)

AN INTRODUCTION

An A – Z of Interests … an interest in things general; developed by my parents – Mum being a Bookbinder in her father’s Printing Business *

Dad was an avid reader all his life; my brothers and sisters were equally of an enquiring bent; my school which was for its time a free-thinking atmosphere created in great part by our headmaster Dr. Paulin and by regular visits to The Road Library just five minutes walk from my home

I have always been interested in most things ...

Superficially I admit and limited by my terrible lack of recall but eager to find out and understand as much as I could. Later on …young and very keen to get to the Art college and meet with like-minded individuals;  enjoying foremost the life-drawing  and still-life studies. I am interested in all this but I am like a little fritillary butterfly … flitting erratically through the night sparks. A gentle butterfly, burnt sienna in colour, landing on soft verbena flowers dipping tongue tip in search of nectar


Verbena

the naturalist described me thus

the burnt sienna unfurls its proboscis and tentatively search for credo etc

The worldwide spread of the printing press meant a greater distribution of ideas that threatened the ironclad power structures of Europe.

In 1501, Pope Alexander VI promised excommunication for anyone who printed manuscripts without the church’s approval. Twenty years later, books from John Calvin and Martin Luther spread, bringing into reality what Alexander had feared.

Furthering that threat, Copernicus published his On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, which was seen as heresy by the church.

By 1605, the first official newspaper, Relation, was printed and distributed in Strasbourg. Newspapers appeared all across Europe, formalizing the printing press’ contribution to the growth of literacy, education, and the far-reaching availability of uniform information for ordinary people.

A
Antiques / Altruism / Astronomy
➡️Ancestry
Anthropology
➡️ Artists/Art galleries
The Art Class intro page🔹the Art Studio

B
➡️Books  ~ A list of Books
The Library intro page 🔹The Library➡️Biographies➡️Bookshelves
➡️Drama➡️Essays 🔺 see Lists A-ZPoetry & Prose

B 🔺Buttbook
CHAPTER ➡️Classical Music
The Music Room intro page🔹The music files 🔹music classicsBaroque
➡️10 great Composers
Classics
➡️Opera Singing

C is for …

➡️Childhood
Chess / Coin Collecting / Cinema
D is for … DNA/Phylogeny
D 🔸Drawing
E 🔸Entomology
➡️Evolution
➡️Etymology see library

➡️Encounters ↘️Brief and ↘️Girls

➡️Entomology
F 🔸French Films
G 🔸Greek Mythology
H 🔸Hymns
I 🔸Invertebrates
J 🔸Jazz
K 🔺Killers

➡️Life ↘️the Ages of Life

➡️Lunacy ~ A-Z of Villa Life
L 🔸Latin
M 🔸Maths
N 🔸NI Politics
O 🔸Opera
P 🔸Pond Life / Perineal itch/religion etc
Q 🔸Queer Folk
Reason ➡️Science
R 🔸Religious Confusion
S 🔸Surgical
T 🔸Taxonomy
U 🔸UK Politics
V 🔸Vacuum Cleaning
W 🔸Women
X 🔸Xenophobia
Y 🔸Yesterday
Z 🔸Zoology
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