FROM THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION.

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  1. Captain DaFt says:

    Ah, more enlightenment from Dr. Boli.
    A quick search led me to Ovid’s curse-poem Ibis, and then to it’s inspiration, Battiades Ibis.

    I wonder if this illustration is a sly dig at a certain recently deceased “church” leader?

  2. Am I wrong to find that woman alluring?

    Jeffery Hodges

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  3. Clay Potts says:

    “It’s not a black cloud, it’s a lovely evening sun bonnet…”

  4. That ‘black cloud’ calls to mind Milton’s description of Death in Paradise Lost 2.666-671:

    . . . The other shape,
    If shape it might be call’d that shape had none
    Distinguishable in member, joynt, or limb,
    Or substance might be call’d that shadow seem’d,
    For each seem’d either; black it stood as Night,
    Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell . . .

    That’s some scary hat!

    Jeffery Hodges

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