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William Hutchinson’s ‘unrivalled piece of horsemanship’, 6 May 1819

On Thursday 6 May 1819, William Hutchinson, a horse dealer from Canterbury in Kent and in consequence of a wager of 600 guineas, set off to prove that he could ride from his home city to London Bridge, a distance of 55½ miles, in three hours or...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 May 2019

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 25, 1768).“ADVERTISEMENT. From the LONDON GAZETTEER, of March 31.” On June 4, 1768, the supplement to the New-York Journal carried an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2018

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (June 4, 1768).“The following Advertisement from the London Gazetteer … is inserted as a Curiosity.” Colonial printers generated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2018

Falconet: a sculptor’s quest for influence

Portrait of Etienne Maurice Falconet (1716–1791) (Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger, Metropolitan Museum of Art) Etienne Maurice Falconet came out of nowhere. We have no record of the years he is reported to have spent as an apprentice in a master’s...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Mar 2017

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 98

Ah bed, the field where joy’s peace some do see, The field where all my thoughts to war be trained, How is thy grace by my strange fortune stained! How thy lee shores by my sighs stormed be! With sweet soft shades thou oft invitest me...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 31 Mar 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 49

I on my horse, and Love on me, doth try Our horsemanships, while by strange work I prove A horseman to my horse, a horse to Love; And now man’s wrongs in me, poor beast, descry. The reins wherewith my rider doth me tie, Are humbled thoughts, which...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 May 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 41

Having this day my horse, my hand, my lance, Guided so well, that I obtained the prize, Both by the judgment of the English eyes And of some sent from that sweet enemy, France; Horsemen my skill in horsemanship advance, Town-folks my strength;  a daintier...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Jan 2014

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