Period Piece 2

I’ve got nothing tonight — I’m weary of arguing, and the Muse is silent — so for now, an update to an old item from the early days of this blog.

The original post was about a Victorian-era bust of Washington Irving that stands in Prospect Park. Have a look.

Here’s another example of the same peculiarity of the period: a building on a corner of Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn.

 
 

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11 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Well.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 3:40 am | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    “Liberty”. “Checks cashed”. Sign of the times.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    After yesterday’s shootout and being the end of Thanksgiving week, this I think is timely:
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/11/being-thankful-for-left.html

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    Oh hell, I meant “shootout” here on the blog. My fault.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    That’s a good essay, Robert. Thanks for the link. And it’s true — it’s very tempting, in darker moments, just to “pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down”. (I have “wine” enough to see me through, I think, if I were to succumb.)

    So it’s good to be reminded how important it is to keep up the fight — which I intend to do.

    “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

    We have the numbers, and right is on our side.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    Damn right. Fight them until hell freezes over, then fight ’em on ice.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm | Permalink
  7. Why is that period used after “Liberty”? One word is not a sentence.

    A question mark, an exclamation mark, even an ellipse, I could understand, but a period?

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Hi Jeffery,

    As I observed back in 2006 — it’s declarative. It turns that noun into a statement.

    It might as well read “LIBERTY, motherf***er.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
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    Posted November 29, 2015 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
  10. So it’s good to be reminded how important it is to keep up the fight — which I intend to do.

    Malcolm,

    I hope you know that I truly appreciate your efforts in this regard. Any comments I post that may seem critical of your efforts are merely a reflection of my own exasperation with the Left’s dismissal out-of-hand of your carefully composed and sincerely held logic. I don’t know how you maintain your composure, but I surely hope you keep doing what you do.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  11. Malcolm says

    Thank you very much, Henry.

    Posted November 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm | Permalink