I’ve had some Tumblr trouble today. While on my dashboard I had noticed that an individual called whigdestroyer had made an intemperant comment on a post from Questionable Advice that I had reposted. When I clicked on to see what on earth they were talking about - I found myself on a page that said -“don’t use tumblr” and then proceeded to log me out. When I tried to log back it - it refused to login. Only I after I took various measures, ran an anti-virus scan, changed my Tumblr password, used another browser etc. I was able to get back into my account where I promptly blocked whigdestroyer.
Naturally I find myself rather disconcerted by this and am rethinking whether I should use Tumblr at all. I’ve met some very nice people here on Tumblr, discovered some things that I had never thought about - but I think it might be a bit too open to disruption and hacking, and also a bit too much of a time sink.
So I bid all my Gentle Readers adieu and I will miss many of you-
Your Humble Servant,
~ Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World. By the late Lord Chesterfield. Methodified and digested under distinct Heads, With Additions, By the Rev. Dr. John Trusler: Containing Every Instruction necessary to complete the GENTLEMAN and MAN OF FASHION; to teach him a Knowledge of Life, and make him well received in all Companies, 1786
via Internet Archive
"If you love mufic, hear it; pay fiddlers to play to you, but never fiddle yourfelf."
Kate Moss with books by Drew Jarrett for Allure, February 1997.
"For the 23-year old model, reading is a habit honed in airports; collecting first editions is a recently acquired kick. Here, browsing in the Quinto bookshop. Silk chiffon beaded top by Marc Jacobs. Viscose and wool pants by Ann Demeulemeester."
"Портрет принца Альберта"1843 г
Франц Ксавер Винтерхальтер
Prince Albert, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Julia Veilex and Hannah Schwaerzer by Semih Kanmaz for Cosmopolitan Turkey, April 2014
Julia Veilex by Semih Kanmaz
Queen Caroline by Godfrey Kneller, early 18th century