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Jeffrey Richards

concert, conducted by Edward German, included his Welsh Rhapsody and Walford Davies’s Festal Overture. The Country Dance from Harry Evans’s cantata Dafydd ap Gwilym was conducted by the composer and ‘was very successful’. The final Empire concert, New Zealand, was conducted by Sir Frederic Cowen. The programme included his own Butterfly’s Ball overture and the second suite of English

in Imperialism and music
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Deborah Youngs

the seemingly timeless ‘Follow the Leader’ and ‘Hide and Seek’. On his own, Froissart made mud pies, collected shells, played with a spinning top, and blew soap bubbles through a pipe, and he attached thread to a butterfly’s wings so that he could make the poor creature fly ‘as I pleased’. Froissart’s poem appears typical of a small boy of any historical period: the mess, the running around, the

in The life–cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500
The Virgin of Flames
Annalisa Oboe and Elisa Bordin

of the Chicana queer model Raquel Salinas, who was raped as a teenager but accused by her family for her supposed ‘criminally sexual’ behaviour. 61 This attempt at queering the traditional vision of the Lady of Guadalupe, replacing the idea of a virgin with that of a supposed ‘whore’, is reinforced by other elements of the usual iconography, such as the angel sustaining the Virgin. Instead of Juan Diego, the indigenous man to whom Christ’s mother appeared in the sixteenth century, López depicts a butterfly, a symbol of

in Chris Abani
Mobility and erasure in the art of Flinders’s Australian voyage, 1801– 3
Sarah Thomas

, sometimes laborious, process of collecting specimens required frequent periods of stasis. Henry de Freycinet, lieutenant on Baudin’s voyage, famously said later to Flinders: ‘if we had not been kept so long picking up shells and catching butterflies at Van Diemen’s Land, you would not have discovered the South Coast before us’. 3 In his initial instructions for the voyage, Banks recommended that the ship’s tender be used frequently, ‘in order to Favor science … & at the same time to Render the survey more than usualy [ sic ] accurate … This will give the naturalists

in Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century
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Reading Elizabeth Smart
Heather Walton

passage where the narrator meditates upon her own many different faces and the reflection of her image in her lover: The mirror is the best breeder. On lucky nights it returned me my face as if it were bestowing a proud honour: this is the face that launched a thousand nights of love … But sometimes, alone, it caught my eyes like two butterflies on pins … The sight of that mad face in the half-lit room drove me to prayers and loud noise. Your own shadow meeting you announces the end … But again and again when I peer in the mirror to find a distortion of my own image

in Literature, theology and feminism
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Norman Etherington

’s junior and came out of the same Arts and Crafts movement, yet struck out in dramatic new directions after 1900. Leoš Janáček, three years older than Elgar, emerged from the chrysalis of Czech musical nationalism as a modernist butterfly. This raises the question of personality as a possible common thread linking their approach to imperialism, politics and creative work. Friends and acquaintances

in Imperium of the soul
Sos Eltis

Culture, 17:2 (1995), p. 87. 27 For further analysis of melodrama’s Manichean moral structures, see Peter Brooks, The Melodramatic Imagination (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976). 28 Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House, translated by William Archer (Boston: Walter Baker, 1890), Act III, pp. 111, 112. 29 Shaw, Quintessence, p. 135. 30 Shaw, Quintessence, p. 137. Notably in H. A. Jones and Henry Herman, Breaking a Butterfly (1884), an adaptation to suit A Doll’s House to English audiences, the husband steps up to the mark and sacrifices himself to save his foolish wife

in Politics, performance and popular culture
Official attitudes towards popular film and literature
Robert James

literature should be made available to the working classes, it is predictable that this is the case. Manchester’s chief librarian, Charles Nowell, for example, noted that the public library’s principal aim should be ‘to maintain a healthy public interest in the novels and romances which are worth reading’.57 In Peterborough, efforts were made to ‘eliminate from the library the mere butterflies of fiction, the three volume novels here to-day and forgotten to-morrow’.58 Librarian Ernest Baker believed that the ready supply of cheap fiction corrupted the tastes of working

in Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930–39
Lichtenberg’s excretory vision of Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress
Anthony Mahler

augur (haruspex) did not see it, or the woman [the future in] the grounds of the coffee cup.’81 Lichtenberg does not dispute the idea that the future could be read out of entrails or coffee grounds: ‘no one will deny that, in a world in which everything is related by cause and effect, and where nothing occurs by miracles, every part is a mirror of the whole. … No one doubts this absolute readability of everything in everything.’82 With a Leibnizbased belief in a kind of butterfly-effect, Lichtenberg postulates that the form of the entrails is quite possibly

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
John M. MacKenzie

flora and fauna to the Museum (including a significant assemblage of butterflies). He is commemorated in a bust and memorial on the staircase of its main hall. He was deeply implicated in the imperial advance on central Africa inaugurated by Cecil Rhodes, having been the guide to the 1890 so-called pioneer column which seized the territory that became Southern Rhodesia, later Zimbabwe, for the British South Africa Company. He was also involved in the expedition of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt and his son to East Africa in 1909–10 which was known to have been

in Dividing the spoils