Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Evening prayer confession, BCP 1928
LET us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.
¶ Or else he shall say as followeth.
DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying—
A General Confession.
¶ To be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable off enders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823-1889), Portrait of Prince K.A. Gorchakov, 1868. Oil on canvas. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Bookplate (1900). Robert Heysham Sayre. South Bethlehem, PA. “Who Maintains Obtains.” Stack of books framed by wreath, top book open to picture of steam engine from early railroad. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection at the University of Illinois Library.
Sayre (1824–1907) was VP and chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also VP and general manager of Bethlehem Iron Works, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The town of Sayre, PA was named in his honor.
From a prosperous social class himself, Ter Borch (Dutch, 1617 - 1681) travelled more extensively than any other seventeenth-century Dutch artist, visiting England, Italy, Spain, Flanders, Germany, and probably France. His pictures’ calm moods and brilliant renditions of fabrics set a precedent for later painters such as Vermeer and Metsu.
Ter Borch’s suitor is a client at a high-class brothel, and the lady answering the door is pricing her favours. Among the hidden clues is the other man who, warmed by the fireplace, recalls the heat of love. The seated woman idly strums a stringed instrument as a prelude to passion.
[National Gallery of Art, Washington - Oil on canvas, 80 x 75 cm]
Counter-revolutionary Evaluation Form from Gornahoor | Are You a Counter-revolutionary?
My principles are only those that prior to the French revolution, every well born person considered healthy and normal.
--~ Julius Evola. (HT Gornahoor)
What is needed is not a revolution in the opposite direction, but the opposite of a revolution.
--~ Joseph de Maistre. (HT Gornahoor)
Victorian Military Men’s Vest by Wells and Verne