- Plays: 471
- Artist: Warren Zevon
- Album: Excitable Boy
- Track Name: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
I’m heading up to the land of the midnight sun today; it’s a dark and stormy day here in Denmark - and of course it’s Mr Zevon’s birthday.
Need I say more..?
Warren Zevon: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - from Excitable Boy, 1978
Regency lady reading. Journal des Dames et des Modes (1811).
There were a limited number of genteel occupations appropriate for the Regency lady. Reading was one such unexceptional pastime - provided the book wasn’t one of those shocking Minerva press novels - and so much the better if it could be combined with a healthy walk in the countryside, like the lady pictured. The lady is engrossed in her book and her walk has been interrupted.