Archive for May 2009
Page from a most unusual advertising booklet for Quaker Oats, 1898.
Yes, folks, it’s all happening, down at the Ole’ Internet Archive! Cast off your inhibitions, and get on down there.
Or else, I suppose the more enervated among you could always just go and look at the wisteria:
Cleopatra: …The stroke of death is as a Louers pinch, Which hurts, and is desir’d. Dost thou lye still? If thus thou vanishest, thou tell’st the world, It is not worth leaue-taking.
Charmian: Dissolue thicke clowd, & Raine, that I may say The Gods themselues do weepe.
Guido Cagnacci, The Death of Cleopatra, 1658