"Four Weighty Authorities on Reform", a lithograph made by Charles Jameson Grant and published by George Humphrey in 31 March 1831.
The print is a comment on the attitudes of the Whig, Tory, Liberal, and Radical Parties toward reform.
Four orators (poorly characterized) stand full-face, inscribed (left to right) Whig, Tory, Liberal, Radical.
Grey stands with hands held out, saying, ‘Reform is absolutely necessary to prevent Revolution’.
Wellington brings down his clenched left fist towards his open right hand: ‘I do maintain that Reform means nothing else than Revolution’ .
The Liberal, with lank hair, his fingers interlaced and thumbs together, says primly: ‘A Lee-tle Reform is wanting but fiddlededee about Revolution’. He may be John Lee Lee, M.P. Wells.
Cobbett, wearing top-boots, brandishes his gridiron and clenches his left fist, declaring: ‘I say If we dont have a Real Radical Reform we’ll have a Revolution’.
Velvet worms, once thought to be extinct is a fascinating ancient, caterpillar-like animals that have changed little over the last 400 million years.
Don’t let the downy appearance of the velvet worm fool you, they might be nearly blind but these curious creatures hunt their prey by spraying them with an adhesive mucous before sucking out their inside. It can slime its prey from 1-2 feet away, and paralyze it. The slime is also squirted in self-defence. An enemy with a face full of slime gives the velvet worm time to escape.
did I ever tell you I used to read the welsh version of harry potter as a kid
"hogwarts’ fast train"
with such loveable characters as
and of course who could forget the four houses
and possibly the most dignified
Tibetan Armored CavalrymanThis figure has been assembled based on photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa during the Great Prayer Festival. Part of the festival included troops of ceremonial armored cavalry, who wore a standardized set of equipment as stipulated by the central government of Tibet from about the mid-seventeenth or eighteenth century onward. This included a helmet, shirt of mail, set of four mirrors, armored belt, bow case and quiver, matchlock musket, bandoleer with gunpowder and bullets, and short spear for the rider, as well as a saddle, saddle rug, and tack for the horse. Armed and equipped in a similar fashion, Tibetan goverment officials periodically were required to demonstrate proficiency on horseback with musket, bow and arrow, and spear until as late as the mid-twentieth century.
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