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Hugh Cunningham

butterflies of fiction, the three volume novels here to-day and forgotten to-morrow’, some even believing of working-class readers that ‘if they have not enough energy left to read anything but trash, we should be doing them a real service if we could prevent them from reading at all’.55 William Beveridge in 1948 found it ‘difficult to imagine any standard by which transfer of time from even the dullest form of earning by work to the filling in of a football coupon in hope of unearned wealth can be regarded as progress’. He had in mind a much higher purpose for ‘the

in Time, work and leisure
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Louise A. Jackson

heroism, women’s personal testimonies reveal a different aspect: the sense of danger conveyed is acute, as is the mismatch between the actuality of undercover work and popular perceptions of glamour. In 1971, Carol Bristow was required to pose as a secretary who was to deliver ransom money ‘to a foreign terrorist who was threatening to blow up part of London’s Mayfair’: There have been several times in my police career when I have felt really frightened. The fear starts low in my stomach like butterflies but gradually rises to my chest, getting higher and stronger as I

in Women police
Panikos Panayi

’ in compound 2 of Camp I which included pieces by Liszt and Tchaikovsky. A positive review of this event written in German in one of the Knockaloe camp newspapers began and ended with the English quotation ‘Iron bars do not a prison make’.89 In June 1918 compound 5 of Camp III held a series of concerts with a diverse programme which focused upon opera and included overtures and extracts from Wagner’s Rienzi and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, as well as pieces by Weber and Donizetti.90 Subscription concerts also appear to have developed, as witnessed by four which took

in Prisoners of Britain
Medicine and the world of letters
Michael Brown

the social affectations and pretensions of a native ‘Butterfly Gentleman’. This ‘Beau’, this ‘supercilious macaroni’ was one of Charles’s companions on a coach from Brighton to York: He seemed to pride himself upon his powdered head and genteel address, and seemed to be blown up like a bladder with self-conceit and impudence. He sat stiff and erect, as if he had swallowed a hedge snake, and appeared as if it would have put out his Eyes, to have exchanged a glance with any one, who did not admire his tout ensemble, and as such was very sparing of casting a look, that

in Performing medicine
British POW medics’ memoirs of the Second World War
Carol Acton and Jane Potter

Haruku … a coral island brought above sea level – indeed, turned into a small mountain – by volcanic action. It is beautiful, fertile and renowned throughout the world for its butterflies. The other islands in the Moluccas group are Ceram, Buru, Ambon and Saparua, all covered by lush vegetation and separated by narrow seas whose astonishingly clear blue colour has to be seen to be believed.121 Philps’s imprisonment on the Spice Islands ‘had a nightmare quality which makes some parts of it difficult to recall, indeed, up to this point in my life I have found the whole

in Working in a world of hurt
The Archpriest controversy and the issue of the succession
Peter Lake and Michael Questier

‘were to catch butterflies upon the seas’. ‘Was the book of titles (wherein the king’s daughter, the lady infanta was entitled to all her Majesty’s dominions) written to no purpose but to exercise Father Parsons’s wit?’22 Clarke also insisted that Persons’s Memorial for England’s reformation was predicated upon a Spanish invasion and derided the second part of the Conference, which he insisted disabled every other claim except that of the Infanta.23 John Mush, like several others, argued that Conference was a renewal of the ‘mortal dissentions between the families of

in Doubtful and dangerous
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How it changed
Rosemary O’Day

which had not been radically redefined and which the enhanced demands of the Tudor state had rendered in many ways more onerous. It was political necessity, not personal vanity, which dictated that their housekeeping should still be consistent with the life style of magnates.26 But the pressures upon them made this difficult if not impossible to achieve. ‘When a new bishop of Norwich arrived in 1603 many gentlemen flew in “like butterflies in the springe” but moved on when they found “little hope of benefit”.’27 It was not only that the bishops had no official

in The Debate on the English Reformation
John M. MacKenzie

, containing moths, butterflies, and other insects, impaled upon pins, and arranged in systematic order. In short, this hall resembled a little museum. 9 Landi had lost a leg in the Napoleonic wars and although he had led many natural history expeditions in America his disability was making it increasingly difficult for him to do so. So when

in Imperialism and juvenile literature
Helen Cowie

through a tropical landscape, one with a large satchel slung over his shoulder and a butterfly net in one hand, another balancing a sloth on his shoulders and a third carrying a lizard on a stick ( figure 20 ). The humming bird expert John Gould reported that ‘the residents of many parts of Brazil employ their slaves in collecting, skinning and preserving [these birds] for the European market’, as a

in Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750–1850
Stephanie Barczewski

displays his collection of ‘Egyptian curiosities’ and the skull of a Nile crocodile. In the library is an ostrich egg from Africa, given to Sir John’s grandson Richard Harpur Crewe as a twenty-first birthday present in 1902. Finally, there is Calke’s greatest imperial treasure: silk bed-hangings from China, embroidered with butterflies, flowers and birds. The hangings were probably a wedding present from

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930