Silent as light

The Antiquary: “is preoccupied on every level by the relation between past and present.” Mary Midgley: “These doctrines are often bizarrely over-confident and over-simple” George Orwell in Why I Write: … Continue reading Silent as light

Sapere Aude

The author Adam Nicolson in “Sea Room”: The poet and doctor William Carlos Williams talked of an adventure: Mukul Kesavan in “Looking through glass” Captain Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited about … Continue reading Sapere Aude

‘And in his needy shop a tortoise hung’

Hale Bopp teddy has travelled wide. Occasionally he sees his reflection in Brass plates. In this case the Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street Edinburgh. The first series of quotes … Continue reading ‘And in his needy shop a tortoise hung’