22 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2024
    1. Oh, the more angel she

      She lied, but she is an angel. But to be honest is a devil, like Iago?



  2. Mar 2024
    1. Your case is better.Oh, ’tis the spite of hell, the fiend’s arch-mock,To lip a wanton in a secure couch,And to suppose her chaste. No, let me know,And knowing what I am, I know what she shall be

      Advising against innocence, against not knowing, although Iago's advice that gives Othello a taste of new information is really what leads to his downfall.

    2. I think the sun where he was bornDrew all such humors from him.

      Sort of parallels to the Little Black Boy in Blake, where being close to the sun = dark skin, = the absence of experience and dark desires, closer to God.

    3. If imputation and strong circumstancesWhich lead directly to the door of truthWill give you satisfaction, you may have ’t

      The dirty satisfaction of knowing is what tears everything down. The desire of knowing the full truth once it has been handed a little to you -- curiosity kills the cat. In this way Iago is the fruit of TEMPTATION!

    4. Never pray more

      Experience, knowing, knowledge is hell, torture, and destroys what we call happiness, because all happiness is is delusion

    5. To be now a sensible man, byand by a fool, and presently a beast! Oh, strange!Every inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredient isa devil.

      Blaming the outside object, in fact, Jesus's blood for his downfall. No, Iago and Jesus' blood only made him.more honest and "beast-like", living. Innocent.

    6. That we should, with joy, pleasance revel and applause,transform ourselves into beasts!

      Touches on innocence, free will and lack of constraint, lack of morality, lack of humanity == Blake's innocence == protection from Iago

    7. For Christian shame, put by this barbarous brawl.

      Pride has to do with morality of the Church. What aids their downfall is morality. This has ties to Blake, how religion is a restriction of freedom and true innocence.

  3. Oct 2023
  4. Jul 2023
    1. The Divine image
      • for: William Blake, poem, evolution, beauty, climate communication, motivation
        • William Blake Poem
          • The Divine Image
            • To Mercy, pity, peace and love all pray in their distress and in these virtues of delight return their thankfulness
            • when push comes to shove as they say in English
            • when you're up against the wall when you're in an extreme situation
              • someone's going to hit you and what do you do? Mercy Mercy you just say it or
              • you see someone else, they're about to hit someone and you say for pity's sake don't do that or
              • you find somebody very, very attractive and you feel this love right?
            • that's why he says
              • love the human form Divine
              • mercy has a human heart
              • pity a human face
              • love the human form Divine
            • these things are actually almost spontaneous intuitive things that happen and what does it mean?
              • they come from the biosphere
              • they come from your body
              • they come from evolution
            • it's very, very clear for example that art and language ritual comes from at least as far back as primates
  5. Nov 2022
    1. Blake, Vernon. Relation in Art: Being a Suggested Scheme of Art Criticism, with Which Is Incorporated a Sketch of a Hypothetic Philosophy of Relation. Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1925. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Relation_in_Art/BcAgAAAAMAAJ?hl=en

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      "Relation in Art" by Vernon Blake (1925), because it put art criticism on a quasi-scientific footing, articulated what was great about the art of all epochs (including the Greeks), and intelligently criticised the decline of art in the 20th century.

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    1. Even after his death, articles he had written appeared in the CTC Gazette (CTC = Cyclists' Touring Club), such as the description of a wheel with balloon tires and small gears in July 1930, which is considered the first mountain bike or its forerunner. [13] [2] [14]

      Vernon Blake, in a posthumous article in the CTC Gazette from July 1930, wrote a description of a bicycle with balloon tires and small gears, which is now considered the first mountain bike.

  6. Oct 2022
  7. Apr 2022
    1. In his illuminated bookJerusalem, Los—Blake’s alter ego—voiced a sentiment that might have servedas the Romantics’ motto. “I must create a system,” Blake’s character declared, orelse “be enslav’d by another man’s.”



  8. Jul 2021
  9. Oct 2020
    1. Once in possession of the names of the persons who had been present at the dinner, I resolved–as a means of enriching the deficient resources of my own memory–to appeal to the memory of the rest of the guests; to write down all that they could recollect of the social events of the birthday; and to test the result, thus obtained, by the light of what had happened afterwards, when the company had left the house.

      The French side of Mr. Blake, as he characterizes his own logical arguments, takes the dominant place in his mind. Maybe there is a quantitative indicator for him switching among his German, French, and English side.

  10. Sep 2020
    1. Shivering Sand

      Not quite sure if this place exists in real life, but I think Collins using this name for the specific scene with Betteredge, Spearman, and Blake was brilliant. The site itself foreshadows a sense of frightening thoughts and shocking news--the kind of conversation Betteredge would have with the two characters.

  11. Jul 2018
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    1. which seems to grow keener and keener, as the time comes nearer and nearer when I shall endure and feel no more? How useless to ask these questions! Mr. Blake has given me a new interest in life. Let that be enough, without seeking to know what the new interest is.

      Ezra Jennings expressed his yearning for human sympathy and his admiration for Mr.Franklin here. It appeared to me that nearly every character of the novel had some reason to adore Mr.Franklin. The peculiarity of Jennings is that he had long been plagued by distrust and dwelt in solitude. This and the impending death painted his affection towards Franklin rather melancholy, since this affection was intertwined with his crave for youth, riches, health, etc., all of which he had never, and probably would never have, an opportunity, to possess.

    2. If the excellent Betteredge had been present while I was considering that question, and if he had been let into the secret of my thoughts, he would, no doubt, have declared that the German side of me was, on this occasion, my uppermost side.

      Franklin's resolution to solve the mystery about the Moonstone was taken to a higher level. Previously, he was only piqued by the mystery solely because it can help him restore his relationship with Miss Rachel, but here, as he confessed, the obstinate German side of him, despite him claiming that it was merely the conjecture of Mr.Betteredge, took over. What is fascinating is that in this part of Franklin's narrative, he seemed to profess his determination quite a lot. Perhaps we could run a similar word detection and plot the dispersion of it, to discover how frequently he used words related to determination.