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Freethinking feminists and the renunciation of religion
Laura Schwartz

Christianity, because its study is too troublesome or its practice inconvenient – the butterflies of society who sport in the sunshine of the moment, cannot be correctly termed infidels. 28 Martin maintained that she had become an infidel not because she had been unwilling to receive the grace of God; to the contrary, she had earnestly sought it, and ‘nay more [I

in Infidel feminism
The Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
John M. MacKenzie

sheep station, but was more interested in natural history, pursuing ferns and mosses, moa bones, marine fossils, birds, moths and butterflies. He accompanied Haast on expeditions, supported the museum on the provincial council and donated many specimens to the collection. Another was T.H. Potts (1824–88) whose remarkable story is one of riches to rags. He sold an interest in a gun manufacturing business

in Museums and empire
Deborah Youngs

Thornton, Buckinghamshire, and family ( c .1472), Robert’s wives have old-fashioned short veils over small horns drawn together, while his daughters wear fashionable, large pill-box caps on the backs of their heads and butterfly veils underneath. 26 Reason and emotions The growing strength of the youth’s body was matched by an increasing sharpness in the mind. Reaching the age of

in The life–cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500
Mark Hampton

the bar, and eschewed by the rest. They despised the ‘butterfly’ who liked a change of girl at each visit, and only the less scrupulous girls would contravene the code to oblige him. These women, then, see themselves as better than mere prostitutes. Moreover, they often attempt to blend genuine romance with their commercial

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Daniela Baratieri

manner filtered to the high hierarchy.’ Furthermore, he assures that although Italians ‘started buying a wife after another ...’ the fate of these women, or at least of those who became madame was totally dissimilar to that of Giacomo Puccini’s Japanese Madam Butterfly , because their past association with Italians increased their status in society (‘L’Impero’, in ‘Faccetta

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Arnold White and the parochial view of imperial citizenship
Daniel Gorman

worked under White at the Edison Electric Light Company, was engaging in satire, but nonetheless appeared to White as unpatriotic. White sent a memo to several of the dailies, in which he expressed his hope that ‘men of the stamp of Bernard Shaw would be wiped out as the swarms of butterflies disappear before the blast of the … monsoon,’ and branded Shaw a

in Imperial citizenship
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Fortunato Depero in ‘dynamoland’
Katia Pizzi

consisting of five ‘mimic-musical actions’, each lasting no longer than a handful of minutes. The first ballet was entitled I Pagliacci (Clowns; music by Alfredo Casella) and featured bright red and yellow marionettes, a blue ballerina, a hen and a swarm of multi-coloured butterflies. The puppets danced to the rhythm of a Russian folklore tune, alongside a battery of animated white Pinocchios. The little Pinocchios marched in a straight line through a set encased in carmine red cloth and illuminated by mechanical electric flowers. The ballerina and the two red

in Italian futurism and the machine
Patrick Chaplin

Darts and New Games for the Dart Board p. 22), working-class darts players saved money by making do with cigarette cards folded and cut to shape. 138 Daily Mail, 23 September 1938, p. 19. 139 Brewers’ Journal, 15 November 1938, p. 54. 140 Legend extracted from Butterfly Brand ‘Truflit’ dart flights pack in the author’s private collection. 141 Sean O’Connell, The Car in British Society – Class, Gender and Motoring 189 6–1939 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998), p. 19. 142 Harold Perkin, The Age of the Automobile (London: Quartet Books, 1976), pp. 129 and

in Darts in England, 1900–39
Jeffrey Richards

’s expedition to collect butterflies. Rupert and Edgar Clinton and Lisle Bullen are sent there with the army, in which they serve. Gregory Hartley is born there but also joins the army as an interpreter. Dick Humphreys goes out with his family to settle in Natal and farm. Jack Robson is an apprentice on a merchant ship trading with the Near East. The prominence of economic motives here is interesting

in Imperialism and juvenile literature
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The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria
John M. MacKenzie

’. Currelly shared with Boyle a fascination for the work of artisans in his home town (which he linked to historic equivalents). While still a boy he visited the museum in the University of Toronto and was particularly enthralled by cases of butterflies and moths as well as two Maori tattooed heads. Later, he was equally fascinated by the Egyptian and other collections at Victoria College. As a student at

in Museums and empire