The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
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.
La Ghirlandata (1873). Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Pre-Raphaelite, 1828-1882). Oil on canvas. Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
Owing to its association with love, music was often a feature of Rossetti’s paintings of women. In La Ghirlandata the beautiful but impassive Alexa Wilding is depicted plucking at the strings of a harp, garlanded with lushly blooming roses and honeysuckle, flowers that Rossetti associated with sexual attraction. Her hair is loose and her draperies flutter about her neck in decorative flowing lines.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. 1928 edition. Originally published 1873. Jules Verne (1828-1905). Charles Scribner’s. Illustrated by W. J. Aylward (1875-1928). “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.” (Verne)