Monday, August 31, 2009

At night, said Tobin, when the horses are grazing and the company is asleep, who hears them grazing?

Dont nobody hear them if they're asleep.

Aye. And if they cease their grazing who is it that wakes?

Every man.

Aye, said the expriest. Every man.

from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pocket Globe

Nathaniel Hill, 1754

made up of twelve hand coloured engraved gores and two polar calottes, New Holland, Dimens Land and New Zealand part delineated,
North-West America as Unknown Parts, each interior hemisphere twelve hand coloured engraved half gores and a polar calotte, the exterior
of the case covered with fishskin.

Friday, May 29, 2009