The Exquisite Adonis Blue

The Adonis Blue, loveliest of all the blue butterflies and rivalled only, perhaps, by the White Admiral as a thing of delicate wonder in flight, lending its  grace to the beauty of the chalk uplands of southern England. This is the butterfly of our joyous childhood excursions to Hod Hill, where, I hope, it will continue to flourish long after the footprints of rapacious men fade from view. LJ 

 

Well said, Roger Scruton!

This point is very well made. I wish I had said it. Sadly, I didn’t, though it is consonant with what I have thought for years and said, without undue repetition, for years.

It also, though, goes to the heart of what we think communication is. You know, if you think of communication as an exercise in respect for the other, you don’t repeat yourself. Repeating yourself suggests that you’re either demented or that you just don’t care about the other person’s response; you’re prepared to override it and say the same thing again and again. There’s no way in which a chanted slogan invites an answer. I think there’s a whole politics of that kind which grows out of the mass movements on the left but also invades the language of the left.”

 

Der Zauberberg

"Was aber sei denn der Humanismus? Liebe zum Menschen sei er, nichts weiter, und damit sei er auch Politik, sei er auch Rebellion gegen alles, was die Idee des Menschen besudele und entwürdige." (from "Der Zauberberg: Roman (Thomas Mann, Große kommentierte Frankfurter Ausgabe. Werke, Briefe, Tagebücher) (German Edition)" by Thomas Mann, Prof. Dr. Michael Neumann)

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Moustiques tigres : 70% du territoire colonisé ou en passe de l’être, 9 nouveaux départements en vigilance rouge – LCI

Actualités Population : SURVEILLANCE – Vecteur notamment du chikungunya, de la dengue et du virus zika, l’insecte nuisible originaire d’Asie du sud-est est désormais présent dans 51 départements selon la carte 2019 rendue publique ce vendredi par Vigilance Moustiques. Soit une augmentation de 42% en seulement deux ans.
— Read on www.lci.fr/population/carte-moustiques-tigres-70-du-territoire-colonise-9-nouveaux-departements-en-vigilance-rouge-2119529.html

Hospital of St Cross

Masters of the Hospital

John Campden (fl. 1399)[13]
John Lockman (until 1807)[14]
The Venerable Canon Michael Harley, subsequently Archdeacon of Winchester from 2009 to 2015[15]
The Reverend Reg Sweet (current as of January 2017)[16]
Francis North, Earl of Guilford, son of a previous Bishop of Winchester, was Rector of St. Cross from 1829, and the long lasting enquiries into the large revenue that he received as such formed the inspiration for the novel The Warden by Anthony Trollope.

— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital_of_St_Cross