Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Listen to the The Internationale (in whatever language you choose), while you investigate the (very thin) French Revolution Pamphlet Collection. Link…

Or browse images of the American Civil War through the eye of the Illustrated London News. Link…

Alternatively, read some of the Women Writers.

Of Aiery Atomes. (1653)
THE Atomes long, which streaming Aire makes,

Are hollow, from which Forme Aire softnesse takes.
This makes that Aire, and water neer agree,
Because in hollownesse alike they be.

For Aiery Atomes made are like a Pipe,

And watry Atomes, Round, and Cimball like.

Although the one is Long, the other Round;

Yet in the midst, a hollownesse is found.

This makes us thinke, water turnes into Aire,

And Aire often runs into water faire.

And like two Twins, mistaken they are oft;

Because their hollownesse makes them both soft.
Margaret Cavendish (Lucas). Link…

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