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Beheld the long street of a little town.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Beheld the long street of a little town.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Circled with her maids 
The lady Lyonors at a window stood
Beautiful among lights

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Circled with her maids
The lady Lyonors at a window stood
Beautiful among lights

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
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And just for the heck of it, a page of The idylls of the king printed in shorthand. Montreal, 1889.

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And just for the heck of it, a page of The idylls of the king printed in shorthand. Montreal, 1889.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
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The stream
Full, narrow; this a bridge of single arc
Took at a leap.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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The stream
Full, narrow; this a bridge of single arc
Took at a leap.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, April 12, 2014
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"Have at thee, then," said Kay.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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"Have at thee, then," said Kay.

Henry Sandham, from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
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And Guinivere stood by the castle walls to watch him pass. 

Henry Sandham, frontispiece from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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And Guinivere stood by the castle walls to watch him pass.

Henry Sandham, frontispiece from The idylls of the king (in shorthand), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Montreal, 1889.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
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Rama spurns the demon lover.

Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

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Rama spurns the demon lover.

Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

elambonebright replied to your photo “Damayanti choosing a husband. Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and…”
I love this story. This is an illustration of Damayanti choosing Nala among the many Gods who sought to impersonate him for her favor. She recognizes Nala as being human, thus imperfect, which is how she tells him apart from the rest.

Thank you for the info. Good to know.

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