This little old abandoned house in my neighborhood is a beautiful sight on a spring day
Detail of costume made by Adrian for Marie Antoinette - 1938 (my scan)
The library of Lord Byron, in his palazzo in Pisa, Italy.
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.” -Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
"She was tired of being overlooked or compared to someone’s sister or passed off as a sweet, harmless girl, the sort nobody minded but nobody sought out, either. … In nightclubs or at dances, she was out of her element. Just once, she’d like to be the exciting one, the girl somebody wanted."
Northanger Abbey: Catherine’s dreams/fantasies (1/4)
"love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail
it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea
love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive
it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky"
— e.e. cummings, “[love is more thicker than forget]” (via wordsnquotes
"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
— John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Albert Wolff (1814 - 1892) - Peitho and Hebe at a fountain, 1899, after design of 1879
hearthside-reader: Bee or Beehive: Which Came First - T. Nelson & sons (no date)