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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.

“Dr. Capel, the late rector of a neighbouring parish, for instance, could not easily be reproduced, for which his parishioners certainly ought to feel thankful. If he passed a man who omitted to touch his hat to him, he would make haste to deprive him of that necessary gear.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Craftsman magazine (April, 1902). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is one of the designs on John Ruskin’s grave (the Ruskin Cross at Coniston).

“The shaft, in these old monuments, is often carved with allusions to human life; the head with divine symbols. So here the patterns on the shaft form a kind of short pictorial biography, beginning at the bottom on the east, and going round with the sun.

The young Ruskin began as a poet, and attained some distinction as a verse-writer in magazines before ever he found his vocation as a writer of prose. Here under the arch at the foot of the stone is a young singer with his lyre and laurels, somewhat classical and not very passionately
inspired.”

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Hereby presenting an illustration for a play presented in 1817. It depicts a temple to Venus for today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Landscape - free Vintage Coloring page

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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 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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Tommy Sanford and Ox - a free Vintage Coloring page

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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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Statue of Liberty - a free 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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Professor & Clown Border - a free 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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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the parody Oedipus the Wreck (1888) by Owen Seaman. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

Most of these pages are devoted to a consideration of his early successes; the play of ‘Oedipus the Wreck,’ as rendered at Cambridge University in November 1887 A.D., furnishes the elucidation of his “Decline-and-Fall-Off”; while the book opens with an attempted reproduction of the Original Play-Bill of Sophocles, including actual Advertisements, date about 430 B.C.

The Preface is somewhere near the end of the book, p. 76.

Yours,
O. S.

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