Books & Papers for Snark Hunters

⭐ Lewis Carroll (poem), Martin Gardner (annotator), Henry Holiday (Illustrator), Charles Mitchell (Contributor), Selwin H. Goodacre (Contributor), The Hunting of the Snark, 1876/1981 (William Kaufmann Inc) (Goodreads) Lewis Carroll (poem), Martin Gardner (annotator), Henry Holiday (Illustrator), The Hunting of the Snark, 1876/1962 (Penguin Classics) (Goodreads) Lewis Carroll (poem) and Mahendra Singh (illustration), The Hunting of … Continue reading “Books & Papers for Snark Hunters”

The Barrister’s Dream

[top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. [center]: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to the chapter The Barrister’s Dream in The Hunting of the Snark. C. L. Dodgson did not want Henry Holiday to depict the Snark in the illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark. But Holiday … Continue reading “The Barrister’s Dream”

Essays and Reviews

Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and Its Reading (Victorian Literature and Culture Series); Editors: William Whitla, Victor Shea; Hardcover, 1057 Pages, 3.7 lb (1.7 kg), Published 2000; ISBN 978-0-8139-1869-3. Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. … Continue reading “Essays and Reviews”

Face Change

In an early draft to the illustration The Crew on Deck in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the illustrator Henry Holiday gave the Bellman a different face than the one which the Bellman had in the final illustration. Henry Holiday didn’t discard the original face. He moved that round faced character (an Oxford … Continue reading “Face Change”

Meagre and Disjointed Extracts

In C.L Dodgson’s days, some members of the Anglican clergy were not happy with their 39 Articles (1563, revised 1571). And the Reverend Dodgson was not happy with them. He objected especially to the last article in Thomas Cranmer’s 42 articles (1553), which didn’t make it into the 39 Articles, because Dodgson did not accept … Continue reading “Meagre and Disjointed Extracts”

Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts

@Robin_C_Douglas 2020-08-25 https://twitter.com/Robin_C_Douglas/status/1298278658034012160 One of the more curious features of Victorian history was a series of legal battles in which clergy and laypeople in the Church of England used the English civil courts to vindicate their various differing interpretations of orthodox Anglican belief and practice. The highest judicial authority in the CofE [Church of England] … Continue reading “Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts”

Benjamin Jowett

Image sources: (ul,br) Henry Holiday, (ur) probably by The Autotype Company, after Désiré François Laugée, (bl) from cover of Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion by Peter Hinchliff. […] Need I rehearse the history of Jowett? I need not, Senior Censor, for you know it. That was the Board Hebdomadal, and oh! Who would be … Continue reading “Benjamin Jowett”

Eternal Disconnect

All men shall not be saved at the length. They also are worthy of condemnation, who endeavour at this time in restore the dangerous opinion that all men, by they never so ungodly, shall at length be saved, when they have suffered pains for their sins a certain time appointed by God’s justice. Article 42 … Continue reading “Eternal Disconnect”