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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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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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Entirely New Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1905 by Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford, and Addison Mizner, which was the last bit of advice placed opposite the illustration for today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Shut your mouth
and open your eyes –
And you’ll need nothing
to make you wise.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Book of the Country and 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.

One of these was a mongrel fox-terrier named Joe, and so well did he understand all our conversation that when we did not wish him to know our plans we were forced to speak in Spanish, for he was quite good at elementary French. If we spoke English the matter was hopeless.

“Where are you driving to-day?”

“I am going to pay a call at Butterbridge.”

“Shall you take le petit chien?”

By saying “le petit chien” instead of “the dog” Jim would imagine that he was using all the necessary wiles of dissimulation.

“No, they don’t like dogs. I must leave him at home.”

An hour or so would go by, and our efforts to find Joe would become exasperating; so in despair I would start to find le petit chien waiting for me a mile away smiling by the roadside. He always smiled when he had got the better of me, but I only once heard him laugh aloud.

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Hereby presenting a sample from Specimens of Printing Types (1897) by the American Type Founders Company as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Hereby presenting a border decoration from The Limerick Up To Date Book (1903) by Ethel Watts Mumford as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Rhymes for the Young Folk (1887) by William Allingham. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Helen Allingham.

“Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl’s feather!”

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