Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) by John Singer Sargent, 1889:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”–George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah)
“You know you’re writing well when you’re throwing good stuff into the wastebasket.”–Ernest Hemingway
I love both the quiet, contemplative quality of this photo of the American novelist and the layered textures/patterns of the various fabrics.
Edward Gorey was born on 22 February 1925:
The extremely accomplished Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on 17 February 1879.
Selected books: Gunhild (1907); The Bent Twig (1915); Understood Betsy (1917); Raw Material (1923); Bonfire (1933); Seasoned Timber (1939).
I’m sharing this (again?), because W. B. Yeats is on my mind today.