Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Sonnet: Then and Now

The Sonnet
William Mulready (1786-1863)
Oil on Panel

"This was one of the artist's most popular works. A critic observed: 'The youth is fiddling with his shoe-tie, but casting a upwards sly look, to ascertain what effect his lines produce upon the merry maid who reads them...placing her hand before her lips to suppress her laughter'."

Springtime (dip dip a dooby i love ya!)
Corey Feldman (1971-)
Rasp on Awful


Linda said...

Nigel, (can I call you that? I feel like I know you) have been passionately following your blog for ages. It has me in a tizzy. Is there anywhere we could chat privately? (casts a sly upwards glance;) l

Nigel Tewksbury said...

Linda, you can call me whatever you like. Of course we can always chat quite privately in one of my bedrooms at the estate. Alternatively I can be reached at

*casts a mischievous downward glance.