2013 has started sweetly with a brilliant bright morning and a limpid gently waning Moon still high in the Western sky.
Matthew and I discuss Margot and Lesley, their background, their temperaments, their physical appearance, against a framework of a Cabinet of Rarities.
A first glimpse into the Sealed Museum:
Some remarkable Books, Antiqui-
ties, Pictures and Rarities of
several kinds, scarce or never seen
by any man now living.
12. The Skin of a Snake bred out of the Spinal Marrow of a Man.
Totum ut te faciant, Fabulle, Nasum.
25. A Glass of Spirits made of Æthereal Salt, Hermetically sealed up, kept continually in Quick-silver; of so volatile a nature that it will scarce endure the Light, and therefore onely to be shown in Winter, or by the light of a Carbuncle, or Bononian Stone.
And perhaps, for Now at least, some suitable listening:
Happy New Year One and All!