Monthly Archives: October 2010

Candide – Voltaire

excerpt from chapter 6 “How the Portuguese Made a Superb Auto-De-Fe to Prevent Any Future Earthquakes, and How Candide Underwent Public Flagellation” ___________________________ In consequence thereof they had seized on a Biscayan for marrying his godmother, and on two Portuguese … Continue reading

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The Exchange of Princesses – Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was connected to many different royals, and he became the court painter of many different royal courts. “In Mantua, he was attached to the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, then sent throughout Italy to paint copies for him, and … Continue reading

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