Antiquarian shop in Paris, John Haynes C 2008
WORD OF THE WEEK: Lambent (Latin lambent, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick)
Tongue of fire; 1647, Softly radiant 1717, Eyes with interior light,1867, (SOED). Exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit; clever or witty without unkindness. (Word, net, web, Princetown.)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
John Keats, Letter to Benjamin Robert Haydon, 8 April 1818: (Haydon later committed suicide on June 2, 1846)
Believe me Haydon your picture is a part of myself – I have ever been too sensible of the labyrinthian path to eminence in Art (judging from Poetry) ever to think I understood the emphasis of Painting. The innumerable compositions and decompositions which take place between the intellect and its thousand materials before it arrives at that trembling delicate and snail-horn perception of Beauty.
THE PRISONER AND THE FUGITIVE MARCEL PROUST:
There is in our body a certain instinctive sense of what is good for us, as in our hearts of what is right, which no doctor or medicine or theology can replace.