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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Bulfinch’s Mythology (1913) by Thomas Bulfinch. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which is the ornament for Chapter XXIII: Geraint, the Son of Erbin.

“In the midst of a meadow which is here, two forks will be set up, and upon the two forks a silver rod, and upon the silver rod a sparrow-hawk, and for the sparrow-hawk there will be a tournament. And to the tournament will go all the array thou didst see in the city, of men and of horses and of arms. And with each man will go the lady he loves best; and no man can joust for the sparrow-hawk, except the lady he loves best be with him. And the knight that thou sawest has gained the sparrow-hawk these two years; and if he gains it the third year, he will be called the Knight of the Sparrow-hawk from that time forth.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Punch, or the London Charivari magazine (July, 1869). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Imogen’s jewel-casket contains two or three handsome Bullas, one set with stones of lapis lazuli, one with rubies, and all with those charming devices in raised gold letters, AEI, PAX, LUX, VIS, &c., &c. Also an immensely thick and massive gold circlet for the throat, in exact imitation of the cord round the neck of the dying gladiator – Etruscan armlets and fibulae of every possible pattern and device, rings for every day in the wekk with the name of the appropriate god engraved on each (as Saturn for Saturday, &c.), and as for Greek daggers and Roman pins for the hair, they are innumerable!”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Maryland Manor (1901) by Frederic Emory. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is book poster based on the frontspiece by West Clinedinst.

“When Lydia appeared in the doorway, the smokers, tilted back comfortably in large, rush-bottomed chairs, were well advanced in enjoyment of the weed. Each had a clay pipe with a long reed stem, and the atmosphere was thick with smoke from fragrant tobacco grown on the estate. Lydia waited, mischievously, for the anathema Uncle Josias would be swift to pronounce, but the old fellow merely grunted and gave a longer pull at his pipe.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Bulfinch’s Mythology (1913) by Thomas Bulfinch. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which is the ornament for Chapter XIX: The Britons.

“The earliest inhabitants of Britain are supposed to have been a branch of that great family known in history by the designation of Celts. Cambria, which is a frequent name for Wales, is thought to be derived from Cymri, the name which the Welsh traditions apply to an immigrant people who entered the island from the adjacent continent.”

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THe Britons - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the preface of The Encyclopedia of Ornament (1842) by Henry Shaw, F.S.A. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is a drawing by Van Swol.

“To the practical designer, therefore, this work is offered as a useful collection of pure studies of ancient works of art; while the amateur will find in it a correct series of illustration of the progress of ornamental design during a long period of history.”

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Silver Pitcher Drawing - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the Popular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts, Volume 3 (1882) by William James Audsley and George Ashdown Audsley. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which was illustrated by the authors.

“BROCAT or BROCADE – A rich silk stuff, woven with ornamental patterns, thrown up with gold and silver threads; or a gold or silver tissue ornamented with floral, conventional, or other devices in coloured silks, in imitation of embroidery or needlework…. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries several of the foreign looms were celebrated for their textile fabrics, among which brocades, or stuffs of a similar nature, held a prominent position.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the Popular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1878) by William James Audsley and George Ashdown Audsley. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which was illustrated by the authors.

“ANTEFIXUM – This term, correctly speaking, signifies an ornament of terra cotta or other material, fixed in front of the frieze of an entablature; but it has been very commonly used to designate the ornaments which were introduced by the Classic architects to terminate the harmi, or joint tiles of a roof, at the eaves of a building….  Amongst the Greek examples, those of the Parthenon, the temple of Apollo at Bassse (Fig. 1), and the Choragic monument of Lysicrates are the most beautiful. They are of marble, and richly carved, and were evidently introduced for the purpose of relieving the severe horizontal line of the cornice, to which they served as an ornamental cresting.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Book of the Country and the Garden (1903) by H. M. Batson. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by F. Carruthers Gould and A. C. Gould.

“Time would fail me to tell of the day’s catastrophes of the ox, brought to draw the maypole to its place, which tried to gore Tommy Sandford, and did indeed ruin his best jacket, which Jim had to pay for; …”

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Hereby presenting an illustration from the title page of Layla-Majnu: A Musical Play in Three Acts (1916) by Dhan Gopal Mukerji as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Lotus - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Dog Tales (1800) by Lilian Gask. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by E. Stuart Hardy.

“A little fat pug with a jolly, round face sniffed eagerly at the biscuits, and a stylish black Maltese told him not to be greedy, but to get some for her if he could reach them.”

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