Tag Archives: 18th century

Degradation of a Knight

     This painting of the Knights of the Garter proceeding from the Deanery depicts these well-honored men who were on their way to St. George’s Chapel on March 10th of 1863. It being 155 years ago to the date, I … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Century Poetry

To other themes my fancy now inclines, Thoughts of the by-gone years, the olden times, When the strong castle in its lofty pride Frowned o’er the sleeping woods that stretched beside; Here the fierce Conqueror from his victory came, Here … Continue reading

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The Mountain Castle

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1748-1832) THERE stands on yonder high mountain A castle built of yore, Where once lurked horse and horseman In rear of gate and of door. Now door and gate are in ashes, And all around is … Continue reading

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The Remains of the Yorkshire Days! South and East!

Part two East Riding      Also known as the Wolds, East Riding is the most hospitable area of Yorkshire. It’s full of little historic towns (market villages, really.) The undulating landscape makes for picturesque photography, and Bridlington Bay sports Victorian … Continue reading

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