The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

December 2004

pseudaphoristica (13)

3 December 2004, around 11.20.

It is a shame to write with such abundant style and yet offer so little evidence of thought.


13 December 2004, around 14.14.

Relics of the book trade; but see also a more impressive collection.

O. W. Holmes, The Poet at the Breakfast Table:

Joyce Kilmer, Trees and Other Poems:


H. W. Auden, Greek Prose Phrase-Book:

A. Kiesling, ed. Seneca Rhetor:

Newton & Treat, Outline for Review: Roman History:

Lord Houghton, Life and Letters of John Keats:

Charles E. Bennett, Latin Composition:

R. C. Seaton, ed. Apollonii Rhodii, Argonautica:

Crambe repetita (13)

17 December 2004, around 0.18.

The moulded cabbage-leaf jugs for which Worcester is famous are very plentifully available in blue and white, often with the mask spout, as are also all the vine-leaf dessert and tiny pickle-dishes, pierced baskets, comports, salad bowls, soup tureens, butter-dishes, sauce-boats; there are even such items as knife and fork handles, knife rests, salt spoons, tea-caddy spoons and a pierced variety of the latter which are claimed to be egg-draining spoons. Tea jars take on several shapes, oval, round or square, sometimes with ribbed moulding; and teapots come in many shapes, some peculiar to Worcester, others of universal adoption.

—John Bedford
Old Worcester China (1966)
p. 20

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