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At her side,
As ‘t were that none might bear her off, I saw
A giant stand; and ever and anon
They mingled kisses.

Gustave Doré, from Purgatory and Paradise, by Dante Alighieri,  Chicago, 1883.

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At her side,
As ‘t were that none might bear her off, I saw
A giant stand; and ever and anon
They mingled kisses.

Gustave Doré, from Purgatory and Paradise, by Dante Alighieri, Chicago, 1883.

(Source: archive.org.)

Friday, March 21, 2014
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Oh fond Arachne! Thee I also saw,
Half spider now, in anguish, crawling up 
The unfinish’d web thou weaved’st to thy bane.

Gustave Doré, from Purgatory and Paradise, by Dante Alighieri,  Chicago, 1883.

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Oh fond Arachne! Thee I also saw,
Half spider now, in anguish, crawling up
The unfinish’d web thou weaved’st to thy bane.

Gustave Doré, from Purgatory and Paradise, by Dante Alighieri, Chicago, 1883.

(Source: archive.org.)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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An incubus.

From Trilby, a novel, written and illustrated by George Du Maurier, New York, 1894.

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An incubus.

From Trilby, a novel, written and illustrated by George Du Maurier, New York, 1894.

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Friday, March 7, 2014
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The fear that often turns a woman from a beautiful to a mercenary marriage will vanish from life.

Edmund Joseph Sullivan, from A modern Utopia, by : Herbert George Wells, London, 1905.

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The fear that often turns a woman from a beautiful to a mercenary marriage will vanish from life.

Edmund Joseph Sullivan, from A modern Utopia, by : Herbert George Wells, London, 1905.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
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The order of the samurai.

Edmund Joseph Sullivan, frontispiece from A modern Utopia, by Herbert George Wells, London, 1905.

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The order of the samurai.

Edmund Joseph Sullivan, frontispiece from A modern Utopia, by Herbert George Wells, London, 1905.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
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Temptation of Buddha.

Hokusai, from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?

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Temptation of Buddha.

Hokusai, from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Its three heads spluttering fire.

Arthur Rackham, from A wonder book, by  Nathaniel Hawthorne, New York, not dated.

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Its three heads spluttering fire.

Arthur Rackham, from A wonder book, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, New York, not dated.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Gustave Doré, headpiece vignette to chapter V, from La mythologie du Rhin (The Mythology of the Rhine), by X-B. De Saintine, Paris, 1862.

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Gustave Doré, headpiece vignette to chapter V, from La mythologie du Rhin (The Mythology of the Rhine), by X-B. De Saintine, Paris, 1862.

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Friday, September 27, 2013